I’m a big fan of goal setting. I believe in subconscious mind and its role in achieving goals.

Years ago I read PsychoCybernetics and strongly believe in its message. If you have not read the book, it essentially promotes the idea that our subconcious has a servo-mechanism that zeros in on wants and desires. The servo mechanism works both positively and negatively—our subconcious thoughts determining our ultimate target.

The book convinced me many years ago I should maintain both short and long term goals and I should favor positive imagery and goals over negative thoughts and beliefs.

Each year during the last week of December or the first week of January, I do a two-year sweep. I review the things I’ve accomplished over the previous year and the things I plan to accomplish in the new year. I review my short, medium, and long term goals and begin to build out what the current year will look like. I put my written goals into Evernote. I visually map out my year in MindNode.

In addition to my goals, I also scheduled 30 day “sprints.” These are short term goals delving into new areas that interest me. Much of what I do is based on the Agile programming paradigm. An excellent reference on applying Agile to time management is the book: Getting Results the Agile Way.

Here is a picture of my template for yearly planning:

Now I’m off to do my review. I wish you a happy and healthy 2018.

Sincerely, Jeff Taekman.

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