Posted on October 18, 2017 by Lahna Pottle
Setting both long term and short term goals is crucial for getting the results that we desire. Professionally and personally, having clear goals keep us purpose driven, focused, and motivated. Hopefully, this blog will be a timely suggestion to pause, reflect, and gently make any needed adjustments in the path towards reaching our goals.
If you haven’t already created short and long term goals then this might be a helpful time to do this for yourself and for the young people you work with. “A goal without a plan is just a wish”
The 1-3-5 model is just one way of doing this. The 1-3-5 Rule works wonders because it’s all about prioritizing, which is an essential part of productivity. The basic idea is:
- Commit to accomplishing one big thing.
- Identify three goals that will help you to achieve your one big thing.
- Determine five strategies that will help you to accomplish your three goals.
This rule makes it easy to focus on ONE Thing at a time. Everything else, the non-essentials, can wait until the 1-3-5 items have been accomplished.
Below is a FREE pdf template for you to fill in with your own goals.