MY TWO CENTS:
Happy New Year!!
One of the traditions I have with this publication is to encourage our readers to consider goal setting rather than setting New Year’s resolutions. Recently that idea was reinforced for me when I heard someone say that resolutions are about what you ARE NOT going to do, while goals are about what you ARE going to do. In my mind, that frames the idea more positively!
If you’ve already set your 2017 goals…congratulations! If not, I’ll share one of the tools I use for my personal and in our family’s goals setting. “The 5 Fs” is the tool I use, and here’s what each of the “Fs” means:
I’d encourage you to give this simple method a try. As you do, though, I’d like to offer a word of caution: don’t try to cram too many goals in each of the areas. That will likely lead you to goal dilution, overall frustration, and maybe even derail you from the effort.
One last thing…we would love to come alongside you in pursuit of your goals! If you’re willing to share any or all of your goals with us, it would be our privilege to be an advocate for you toward their achievement. We do this in our family because it allows each of us to encourage and build each other up, while recognizing potential roadblocks to someone else’s achievement that we can help resolve.
Make it a great week, and here’s to an amazing 2017!
Scott Cousino, CFP®