Goal Setting Guide Revisited
February 4, 2016
At last! I’ve wanted to revamp the goal guide pretty well since I first posted it. A few people mentioned that the long, scrolling format was kinda hard to follow and frankly, I agree. The new year seemed like a good time to clean it up and give it a run.
I’ve made it into sensible distinct pages, spaced things out, upped the text or illustration size here and there for emphasis and clarity. Now you’ve got the slide show below, or you can even download this printable version. I had a lot of interest from teachers last year, and I thought an easy peasy pdf may be appreciated.
I’m still working on redoing part 2, but I think it’s nice to slowly work through part 1 anyway, let those sweet goals marinate until they feel good.
So! Here is the slide show:
Ahh. Much better, right? Let me know what you think. Helpful? Yay or Nay?
I’m also making a companion worksheet to use with the guide, developing it as I work through my own goals. This year, I’m planning to launch a print shop to sell some of my illustrations, run a sort of a Ladies Drawing Night here in Bonn, and follow through on an exciting collaborative project with another blogger. You will hear more about that soon. It all scares me a little (or more like… a lot), but in a good way. So far, I’ve especially found pages 5-6 of the guide helpful. I made a list of all that could or would be gained through reaching each goal (e.g., experience running an event, new friendships and network connections, polished portfolio pieces, a sense of accomplishment, assertiveness skills, etc.). I found it really motivating, It’s a nice buffer against the crawl-in-a-hole vulnerability that often comes snuggled up with a challenging goal.
I’d love to hear about your goals too. I find it helpful (if scary) to say them out loud – please feel free to use me as a gentle sounding board, if you’d like. 🙂