Has anyone conquered the overwhelming task of personal and life goal setting and tracking? I just got a Tools4Wisdom weekly planner and I don't know where to start. Specifically I'm looking for a simplification and breakdown of making this process a new long term habit. I think that someone who has been there and done that who could share their insights on how they made it manageable will be really helpful. I've looked at some websites on this but it's too much data to process. I guess I'm looking for a dumbing down of some sort based on personal experiences.
I'm almost fifty and it's just dawning on me that my days are almost entirely consumed by the minutiae of my interests. I enjoy these activities but I feel I'm not getting anywhere. There's a big writing project I long complete, yet all my time is spent with the practical details of "making ready." For example: I'm forever making our technological tools ever smarter and more streamlined but I'm noticing that, instead of using these resources to get things done, they're sort of using me to perform the physical tasks of updating, debugging, etc. Not having any models for self-directed, executive functioning I'm wondering what it looks like to break out of this pattern toward more personal fulfillment and real productivity.
What are some exercise goals that AREN'T about weight loss or running races? [more inside]
I'm almost finished reading The Now Habit by Neil Fiore. Can you recommend any books that are similar in approach but deal with a wider focus, that is, setting medium- and long-term goals? [more inside]
My ladyfan and I are looking for recommendations for books that may help us move our relationship forward, especially ones with a focus on discussing, setting, and working on goals together. [more inside]
How can I reward myself for meeting goals with non-food and non-purchased incentives? [more inside]
I'm schizophrenic and need ideas on how to train myself to be active and able to work toward my goals.
I'm schizophrenic and need ideas on how to train myself to be active and able to work toward my goals. [more inside]
How do you maintain sight of your long-term goals? I chronically sacrifice long-term success for short-term gains and it's not working out for me. [more inside]