Establish Realistic Goals
Your values are the things in life that are most important to
you. Your goals - whether long-term or short-term - are the steps
you must establish along the way to make your values become your
Goal setting is easy. Goal reaching is tough! Use this form
(PDF) to sort your goals into three major categories: short-term,
midterm and long-term.
- Short-term - those goals you can accomplish within about one
- Midterm - goals that can be accomplished in about five
- Long-term - goals that will take more than five years to
List three to five goals for each of the major categories. Be
specific. For example, maybe you would like to graduate from
college within the next year, go to Hawaii within three years, and
get married and have a child within five years. Your goals should
be directly tied to the values you determined to be important to
Keep your lists of goals along with your most important values
cards. Reevaluate your goals regularly to keep track of those
you've reached, those that may have changed and those that are no
longer needed. Now you've built a foundation for resource
Congratulations! It's YOUR MONEY, and you are well on your way
to using it YOUR WAY!
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