When should you start planning your goals?

It is half-way through 2018 and I have already accomplished so much this year.  For starters, I have written and listed my book Down on the Pharm on Amazon.  I was blessed with my first child in March.  I had a new roof put on my house, which was not super cheap.  I will be moving into a new role in July at my job.  I was able to sell my 2017 Yamaha WR250R earlier this year.  I am working to get a new building put up by August for my personal business and we will move in by September.  With all these accomplishments, I still have many more on my list to complete.  I am also looking at my objectives for 2019 and feel there are not enough listed for me to do.

The question is, when should you start planning your goals?  In my opinion, it is never too early to start planning your goals.  It is best to plan as far in advance as you can, but we know that can be near impossible with all the moving parts.  This can be compared to the weather, where the meteorologist does his/her best to predict the weather and even with all the technology available today, they still have trouble.  We can never be sure of what unexpected events are going to come into our lives.  We can only do our best to prepare ourselves the best we can in case an unexpected event does try and interfere with our goals.

As I look at my chart of goals between 2014 and 2017, there seemed to be so many goals listed out.  It almost feels as if I was much more motivated to succeed between those years than I am now and I cannot help wonder if it is because I am in a much better position today.  Does this newly found success alter my drive to continue to succeed and push myself further along?  Does age have anything to do with it?  I am sure these things have something to do with it, but I do not want to just give up.  I need to make sure my goals are written in my chart and I constantly reminding myself of these goals.  I have such a long way to go to get to where I want to be and I need to keep reminding myself of this.

As a quick recap:

  • It is never too soon to start planning your goals in advance
  • You should be preparing and planning for your goals well in advance
  • Do not lose motivation once you start achieving your goals and become satisfied
  • We all have a long way to go, so we need to keep pushing ourselves to get there
  • Constantly remind ourselves of the goals we want to achieve

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