Year End Questions To Contemplate

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"Do not set goals based on what you want.  Set goals based on who you want to become."

-Carol Williams

As we approach year end and think about the new year ahead, we naturally think of our hopes and dreams for the future.  Those hopes and dreams become a reality through specific written goals.  

There are thousands of articles on how to set goals, and I've written my share.  Today, though, I'd just like to give you a few questions to contemplate in order to hone in on what is important, before you go about setting goals.   If your purpose isn't clear enough, you will never have the disclpline to stick to and achieve your goals, no matter how detailed they are.  

What is important in your life?
Who is important in your life?
Who do you want to become?
What gives you the greatest satisfaction in life?
How do you want to be remembered?


Each question could involve several answers.  The more the merrier.  When you can answer these questions, you can start to identify the meaningful goals that will lead you down the highway to a fulfilling life. 

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Patricia Kennedy
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Hi, Carol!  This morning, I included your post in Last Week's Favorites.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Dec 18, 2016 08:35 AM #21
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Good morning Carol Williams ,

I'm so glad Patricia Kennedy featured this in her post this morning..I missed it! Great questions that need to be asked and answered!

Dec 18, 2016 08:59 AM #22
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Thanks so much, Patricia Kennedy .  That's always an honor for me!  Have a great week.

Dec 18, 2016 09:02 AM #23
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Hi Dorie Dillard ,   I'm glad you enjoyed the post.  Have a great week!

Dec 18, 2016 09:03 AM #24
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I've realized that based on what I want in the long term, I am not set up properly for it.  I have some tasks to take on in the first quarter so I am not hindered from making the move when I want to do so.

Dec 18, 2016 12:02 PM #25
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Hi Chris Ann Cleland ,   It's great you have made that distinction.  It's never too late for a course correction.  Best Wishes!

Dec 18, 2016 12:17 PM #26
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Steffy Hristova
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Hi Carol, Great questions to ask ourselves when doing the business planning.

Dec 18, 2016 12:39 PM #27
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Hi Steffy Hristova .  Glad you found them useful!  Best wishes through the holidays and into the new year!

Dec 18, 2016 12:41 PM #28
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Referred to you by Patricia's picks of the week, and it was a good read.  Thanks for sharing.  Always good to ask those questions

Dec 18, 2016 03:32 PM #29
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These are some great questions, and I've been giving a lot of thought to these lately.

Dec 18, 2016 03:37 PM #30
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Hi Carol, beautiful quote. We must ask these questions and answer them honestly before goal setting. Thank you for this great post!

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Love your quote, Carol Williams and I also love the way you simplified the foundation of a business plan with those 5 'simple' questions!  Very thought-provoking - THANK YOU!

Dec 18, 2016 07:22 PM #32
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Good morning, David Baker Laveen Realtor & South Phoenix Realtor .  So glad you stopped by and enjoyed reading the post.  Have a great day.

Dec 19, 2016 05:45 AM #33
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Good morning Debbie Gartner .  Thanks for stopping by and glad you're on this track during your planning for the upcoming year.  Enjoy your day!

Dec 19, 2016 05:47 AM #34
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Good morning Beth Atalay .  Thanks so much for stopping by and I'm glad you enjoyed the post!  Have a great day!

Dec 19, 2016 05:48 AM #35
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Good morning Debe Maxwell .  I'm glad you enjoyed reading the post.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Dec 19, 2016 05:49 AM #36
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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A different approach, but one that is needed before you can truly set your goals, helps to find the underlying motivation and drive.

Dec 19, 2016 06:19 AM #37
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I can see why Patricia chose to feature your post this past week!  Great job!

Dec 19, 2016 07:36 AM #38
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Hi Carol

I really like this post and am glad to also see that Pat featured it so that more people will read it. These are great questions and ones I have to say I haven't thought too much about in my planning. That will change now! Bookmarked!

Jeff

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Thanks Caorl! This is a great post as I have been thinking about these very things for the last couple of months! Especially the "Who do I want to become?"

Dec 19, 2016 04:20 PM #40
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