10 days ago I made a post on how you can observe yourself once every month and make more space in your day.
You do this by identifying and replacing time and attention killers with activities that bring you closer to your goals.
Read the detailed tutorial on how to do it here:
Now, for those of us that actively work on our goals, or at least think we do, I propose a more detailed way to track and reflect on which parts of our vision are we executing more for, and which parts are we executing less for.
You can do this by first splitting your goals in categories.
For example, you can split them like this:
- Business & Career goals
- Family & Relationship goals
- Health goals
- Financial goals
- Personal development goals
- Social & Community goals
Hint: You can even prioritize the categories and number them based on what is most important to you.
I talked about how you benefit from setting up your weekly and daily agenda before you start.
Here is how you take it to the next level:
When you plan, assign a category of your goals to each task you want to do for the day/week.
Then, after 30 days, count the amount of tasks that you have accomplished for each of the goal category.
A scenario could be:
- Business & Career tasks – 12/15
- Family & Relationship tasks – 10/15
- Health tasks – 11/11
- Financial tasks – 16/20
- Personal tasks – 10/15
- Quests – 6/6
- Social & Community tasks – 15/18
Once you counted your completion rate, do the following:
- Check which goal category has the highest completion rate
- Check which goal category has the lowest completion rate
- Check how good is the fit between what you executed and your goals and your vision
(Are you taking the right steps?)
- Check which tasks have you done but do not align with your goals?
(Are you taking wrong steps?)
Instead of doubting yourself and letting stress confuse you, you can clearly see for yourself how good you are in the different areas of your life.
Remember, this post is about accountability, not for beating yourself up.
Reflect and understand why do you have this completion rate.
Celebrate your accomplishments.
In case you would like to have it different, then try to ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have to align better the daily tasks with your weekly agenda?
- In which of the goals do you have to do that?
- Why is that?
- Do you have an unexpressed desire or goal in your mind?
- Do you have a goal that is expressed unrealistically?
- Do you have actions that are to small in effect?
- Are your goals big enough?
Remember to dream big
Is the deadline you set for the goals aligned with the current progress?
How can you align better?
Make sure to answer honestly.
There is no need to try and impress yourself if you have the will to improve.
Finally, with all the above questions answered, you can take a step back and reflect on the implications of the answers you gave, just like you would if you were to analyze the behavior of the person who answered.
“Why am I seeing this pattern / execution-planning outcome?”
Reasons could be internal or external and it will help you out to pinpoint them.
Then you will be able to clearly and confidently :
- see the factors which influence you and which of them can be changed
- approximate the challenge level of doing it
- identify actions to take which bring you closer to your vision
Adjusting and iterating every month reduces the risk of spending time and resources on outcomes you do not want. It brings you closer to your target and it also makes you more aware of and confident in your day to day actions.
Let there be prosperity,