This quarter I want to try something different. Sure, I set my annual goals back in December. Those goals are the big goals that I want to make sure I can accomplish over the course of twelve mounts and they are supposed to take time to complete (which they definitely are). However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a ton of other short-term goals that I want to accomplish along the way. During the fourth quarter, I want to create some shorter term personal finance and life goals that I also want to complete over the next three months. Some are large and some are small. But all will have a meaningful impact if I can accomplish them.
It is that time of the year. To me, December means finishing out the year strong, racing towards the finish line, and setting the table for a successful year going forward. For the last few weeks, I have been thinking long and hard about my life, investing, and our blog goals. What should I focus on? Where should I be at this point next year? Questions like these have racing through my mind and I am trying to process and make sense of them all. I’ve been thinking a lot about the goals I have set from the prior year and trying to leverage them as much as possible, including both the successes and the shortcomings. I thought it would be helpful for me, and hopefully some of you, to write down my thoughts and lessons learned over the last few years about setting goals. Time to dive in.
I can’t write this without smiling. 2016 is going to be an amazing, life-changing year for me and I cannot wait until the ball drops on New Year’s Eve to make it official. I’ll be marrying the love of my life at the end of May, so I don’t think there is a bad thing that can happen to me. Well, now I left myself with an impossible task. How on earth to I segue from that to discussing my 2015 investing goals? Nothing I do this year will mean more to mean than that. So I guess I will technically knock out one goal at the end of May? Anyway…. now I’ll get down to business. This article will discuss my 2016 goals!