In November and December I start the process of goal setting for the new year. Here are some goal setting ideas and prompts that you may find useful.
Tag: Self Development
Atomic Habits by James Clear Summary
James Clear did a nice job of compiling and summarizing knowledge on habits from various sources and then adding specific actionable steps. He has also created good tools and media as companions to the book which are available for free, see links in the summary.
Think and Grow Rich Summary
Think and Grow Rich has been recommended by several friends and I read it in 2019 together with a mastermind group. It is no surprise that it is so popular and frequently recommended. It contains so much information, it will take several re-readings to absorb the content and put it all into action.
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller Summary
The ONE Thing is incredible and is on my list of best books of 2018. It shares several similar concepts with Essentialism. The main concepts that helped me are learning to use the focusing question, being aware of the domino effect, and time blocking.
Leap First by Seth Godin Book Summary
This is my first reading of a Seth Godin book, enjoyed in very much. It has insights on a variety of topics. His thoughts on the decision between better and safer was a significant ah-ha moment for me. Understanding that most people are looking for safer and not better is an important mental model I have incorporated into my thinking.
Eat Move Sleep by Tom Rath Summary
I read this book because Paul Akers said Eat Move Sleep motivated him to make healthy changes in his lifestyle and led to him writing Lean Health. After reading this book I made several small changes that have had a positive impact on my productivity and lifestyle.
Book Summary: Everybody, Always
The goal of this book is to reaffirm the power of extravagant love and excessive grace in your life and in the world.
Choose Yourself! by James Altucher Summary
Choose Yourself is one of my favorite books read in 2017. James is vulnerable in his writing, making him relatable and engaging. Contains several lists of ideas and plans with specific steps you can try. His suggestions to write 10 ideas a day, make a friends circle of influence, and write down every dream you have, had the most impact on me.
In December during my annual review I evaluate new habits I want to start, existing habits to continue or reinforce, and bad habits to stop. Here are some ideas and prompts to help you review your own habits.
Awaken the Giant Within Book Summary
Powerful book by Anthony Robbins covering decision making, beliefs, how to change behavior, dreaming big, and goal setting.