How to Define Personal Goals

Wisdom “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” -Steve Jobs How to make actionable goals Identify goal groups, according to Maslows Hierarchy of needs...

Last updated: 2022-03-18 by JRO
Estimated read time: 2 min

How to Make Decisions

Deciding List out: Situation & Context Goals + “5 Whys” Challenges, blockers, concerns Assumptions –> Open Questions -> Who can answer? Costs: Time, money, attention People / Who’s involved Important Dates Choices Ask someone - maybe there are other choices Reduce to 3 choices Evaluate Choices. For each choice: Pros / Benefits Satisficing vs Maximizing Cons / Drawbacks Nth-order thinking “and then…”, “results in…” Outcomes What’s the impact for different time ranges Tomorrow Next week Next month Next year 5 years Looking back on death bed How does this affect other people you care about in your life?...

Last updated: 2022-03-18 by JRO
Estimated read time: 3 min

Prioritization Prioritization Core Air Food Water Shelter Warmth Sex Sleep Safety Environment Security Clean Order Stability Fear Self Hygiene Locomotion Belonging Friendship Intimacy Acceptance Love Social Esteem Independence Appreciation Being Valued / Being seen Inspiration Beauty Art Music Becoming Passion Purpose Service Help Others Teaching Environment Nature Maslov Personal (hygiene) Showered Haircut scheduled Food Got Groceries Meals prepped Exercise Stretched Walked dogs Biked Used Rowing machine Tidy home Bed made Dishes done Laundry put away Plan day / week Journaled Medical / Health Scheduled doctors appointments Vehicle Scheduled checkups Unblocked others Checked Email Checked Chat UpWork Checked Slack Music & Dance Played piano Practiced salsa combo Definitions Important Not Important Urgent Not Urgent Triage Important Urgent Description: Actions with clear deadlines, Consequences for inaction Examples: _ Action: Do immediately Not Urgent Description: Actions which Bring you closer to long term goals Examples: Planning, time with family, exercise Actions: Decide when Schedule it in calendar Notes Consider building into a routine Not Important Urgent Not Urgent

Last updated: 2022-03-18 by JRO
Estimated read time: 1 min