OK first a bit of a disclaimer, I’m no expert on goal-setting or anything. I do however have some ways I like to do it. So let’s get right to them.
I want to do these 10 things daily, because when I’m practicing each one, that means the day is going well. As a result, this makes my daily task lists look much the same. That is unless I have a doctor’s appointment, or another errand to run of some kind. Since this tends to happen, I’ve taken to using a habit tracker, instead of a to-do list site. I’m testing different ones right now, and will report back on which one works.
I have a list of short-term things I’d like to get done in the next 3-6 months or so. Several of these are on my 43Things list, and most are on this list of 2017 goals. Not all of those are extremely short-term, and some of them are a bit repetitive. Some of those I’ll finish by the end of the year, some of them are daily things, just like some on the 43Things list are daily.
I have some goals that I’d like to get done in the next 3-5 years, and those are what I call near-term, they aren’t someday goals, (as in I want to complete this before I turn 50, but I’d like to have them done in the next couple years or so. that’s one list I need to get to updating and posting on the blog! Then I do have some really long-term goals.” I’d like to fly first class one day, for instance. I think everyone has those bucket list type goals.
Time to sum it all up.
Everyone can make a bucket list, this is often called a life list. The question is, do you have habits you want to practice daily? What about goals that you want to accomplish by the end of the year? Is it possible that you even have what I like to call the 5 year list? I got the idea for the 5 year list from the 101 in 1001 days challenge. I realized that that particular thing didn’t work for me, but I do like to keep a big, rolling list of goals I want to achieve in the next few years. I suppose the point is, you can have lists all over the place, like I do. Maybe I’m just a chronic list-maker!