As we set (and write down) our short and long term goals, we inevitably work through the conventional thinking of writing our goals in categories, such as family, fitness, career, etc. There are a lot of ways to think about the areas of your life that need improvement. We’ve grappled with having too many categories and too few categories. We struggle with the ways goals straddle categories and the logistics of keeping the end in mind. But we’ve been inspired by Dan Zadra’s life wheel, and the way he refers to each “spoke” as a value.
Labeling the areas of our lives as values makes the whole process more meaningful. Now we are walking around thinking about our values, rather than categories or areas of our life.
Here are Jan’s 12 values for 2017: family, health, fitness, work, recreation, adventure, healthy eating, fiscal soundness, personal growth, romance, home, friends.
Here are Kim’s 12 values for 2017: family, health, fitness, work, leisure, adventure, money, personal growth, marriage, home, friends, travel
We would love to know where you are focusing your energy as you set goals and set in place concrete plans for being your best self in 2017.