Izquierdo Law Firm October 2018

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Setting Goals for the Future

Knowing you want to set goals for yourself is a great start, but figuring out how is another strategy entirely. You may have tried setting goals for yourself for years, but perhaps they’re not coming together in the way you want. It’s important that you find the purpose of your goals, which is why many people use the SMART method of goal-setting. Some of you may have heard about this method before. It’s used for creating goals in both business and personal settings. A SMART goal is s pecific, m easurable, a chievable, r elevant, and t ime-bound. Specific Your goal is clear and concise. It’s easy to communicate to others, who can hold you accountable or help you achieve the goal. Measurable Give yourself steps to follow as you work toward your goal. At the same time, track and evaluate your progress so you can correct yourself along the way. Achievable The goal might not be easy to accomplish, but you’ve thought about it and have the resources, ability, and confidence to achieve it. Relevant Your goals make sense to you, both personally and in business. They have real value and will influence you, your family, or your business. Time-bound You know when you want to achieve your goal. You have a date written on your calendar that you can use for motivation. My goals rest pretty heavily on my family. Providing for them both emotionally and financially has become crucial to my life. I want to be there for them in every way I can, so I manage my time

No, I’m not crazy. We’re entering the fourth quarter of 2018, and it may be the best time to start thinking about the goals you have for your future. It’s never too late to start thinking about how you’re going to achieve your goals in life, but waiting until the very last minute to choose your objectives might not be the best way to approach them. Life goals take serious thinking so you can mentally and physically prepare for the changes you’re going to make for yourself. Most people choose new goals in early January or late December, but I think getting an early start can help you create and maintain them. Many New Year’s resolutions fall short within the first couple weeks of the new year. By deciding what you want now, you’re giving yourself plenty of time to think your goals through so you know where you want them to go in 2019. “My goals rest pretty heavily on my family. Providing for them both emotionally and financially has become crucial to my life. I want to be there for them in every way I can, so I manage my time to give them the best of me every day.”

to give them the best of me every day. I’m all about finding the quality of life through time; it’s imperative to me, especially nowadays, with social media and cell phones threatening to take away so much of our time, which can be better spent with the people around us. It’s important to put more emphasis on ourselves and our families. Be with them in the now. I think goals should reflect this. Keep your family in mind while you’re setting your goals. They could even become your motivation! Set some time aside this quarter and think about the goals you have for yourself. What do you want to achieve this upcoming year?

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