It is time to be looking at goals for the next year. Dan Miller suggests starting mid-November (so I’m a little late on this). I have not personally set goals in such a way before the start of the year, but there’s no reason to wait.

I am using Zig Ziglar’s Wheel of Life, as promoted by Chris LoCurto. I am identifying several specific things in each area to work on, setting specific goals. I will probably be adding to these and clarifying them more over the next couple weeks.

1. Spiritual

  • Read through Bible
  • Start and keep a prayer journal
  • Participate regularly in the visitation program

2. Physical

  • Exercise at least 3 times a week
  • Stop drinking pop, except for special occasions
  • Learn and adapt better eating habits
  • Lose 20 pounds by February; another 20 pounds by April

3. Intellectual

  • Read at least 20 books
  • Continue taking college classes

4. Family

  • Have at least 2 family “outings” a month
  • Have a family vacation in the summer

5. Social

  • Regularly post 3 times a week on blog
  • Have 500 Twitter followers by June
  • Invite another family over once a month

6. Career

  • Build up “Qualiplicity” to $2,000/month by April
  • Learn Ruby by April
  • Get “Gradebook Flex” up and running by April
  • E-books: “Founded Upon a Rock” by February; “Looking Unto Jesus” by April; “Nothing Undone” by June

7. Financial

  • Make $100,000/year household salary by end of the year
  • Have $12,000 emergency fund by June

 Question: Have you started laying out and defining goals for 2013?