Making Room for Your Big Goals First – Day #4
Fitting the Pieces Together
On Day #4 of the 30 Day Challenge, evaluate your list of priorities in terms of the time commitment required to be successful. Some goals may be accomplished in a few months, while others may take years.
Work through each of your goals and think through some of the following time elements:
- Frequency – the consistent TIME commitment required (4 times per week, once a quarter, etc)
- Duration – the actual TIME it will take to accomplish the goal from start to finish (2 years, 6 months, etc)
- Planning – the TIME necessary to create a road-map for success, including clear deadlines and defining metrics to measure progress
- Implementation – the actual investment of TIME it will take from beginning to end, from pre-planning to fully launched
Consider as many details as you can for each goal. Be as clear and concise about the TIME commitment for each. This process will really help clarify how you will be able to work on multiple goals at the same time. Look for ways to fit small time blocks throughout your week to move closer to your goals. Be sure to give each goal your full attention while you are working on it.
Look at your calendar/planner for the rest of the year and the next. Begin to block out specific deadlines, tasks and important dates for the first goal you will be working on. Highlight the day you plan to reach your goal. Make it stand out to help you stay focused. As feasible, layer in steps for your other top priority goals.
TIME is so valuable. The more you learn to become intentional with how you invest your hours and days, the more you will experience financial wellness.