Do you love dreaming about the future and setting goals to support those dreams?
Me too. However, I have a bad habit of trying to accomplish too many goals simultaneously.
And I have a feeling I’m not alone. Hence this post.
I believe it’s better to focus on completing one goal at a time. Once that goal is completed I’m free to move on to the next one.
My One Goal Right Now
Right now my ONE Goal is to get to the place where I’m paying myself a consistent monthly salary from my business.
In the past 12 months I’ve had months where I made 2–3 times more than my new monthly salary goal but I’ve also had other months where I made far less.
And I’m tired of the roller coaster ride. So is my wife. She wants reliable income. I want that too but I’ve let my desires for starting new things, big dreams and taking risks crowd out the desire for consistent personal income.
But that’s all changing. Now I want reliable income too. Even more than I want to start new things.
We’re ready to buy our first home and I don’t want it to be a burden on us. So that’s one of the main reasons why I’ve chosen to focus on the goal of paying ourselves a consistent salary every month for 2017.
I have several other goals I’d like to accomplish next year too. I want to publish a blog post every day. I want to do CrossFit 3x’s a week. I want to find a way to impact my city for good. I want to take a 30-day motorhome trip where I’m not working. And of course I want to buy a house.
Give me two more minutes to think about it and I could easily come up with five more goals. But I know the income one is the most important for me and my family right now. So that’s why I’m focusing on that.
Plus, once I accomplish that then I’m free to focus on my next goal.
What about you? Out of all the goals you could focus on next year what’s the ONE that would make the biggest difference?
Perhaps it’s an income one. Or maybe it’s related to your health. Whatever it is choose the one you believe would have the greatest impact on your life and those around you.
Also consider choosing a goal that will have a ripple effect on your other goals.
For example, my monthly salary goal will allow me to:
- Buy a home without it being a burden.
- Continue doing CrossFit 3x’s a week.
- Take a long motorhome trip (one where I don’t work).
- Hit our giving and savings goals.
So I consider this goal a “keystone goal” because once I achieve it I will actually be making progress on several other goals at the same time.
So what’s your keystone goal for 2017?