This is a follow-up on a session from the Continuous Improvement 4 Life podcast (episode 29) about optimal goal setting. The podcast is titled “Goal Achievement: Process, Skills, Tools and New Year’s Resolutions Hacks.”

The Goal Achievement Process

Below is a breakdown of the 4-step Goal Achievement Process we discuss in the podcast.

  1. Identify a mission/purpose statement. (See Episode 2 on our podcast for more detail.)
  2. Set goals for whole-life success. Focus your goals on the following 6 areas:
    1. Physical
    2. Spiritual/Emotional
    3. Financial
    4. Relationships
    5. Work
    6. Mental/Learning
  3. Set SMART goals in each area.
    1. Specific
    2. Measurable
    3. Attainable
    4. Realistic
    5. Trackable
  4. Build an Accountability Operating System for regular follow-up. This operating system should include:
    1. Regular reviews of progress
    2. Accountability support partners
    3. Celebrations of successes

For more detail on the process, listen to Episode 3.

We had 3 special guests join the podcast and talk about their goal achievements and the processes they use to achieve their goals. Here are the highlights.

Parker Jones

Parker referenced 3 books that he used for better goal achievement in 2019:

  1. 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen R. Covey
  2. The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington
  3. Measure What Matters by John Doerr

Tracy Pond

Tracy referenced several doctors and life coaches that she used to change her health:

J.R. Hansen

J.R. discussed the idea of Micro Goals. Do a Google search of “micro goals” to see several articles and YouTube videos on the topic.