There are more than 40 different types of goals, but we have simplified the GoalBuddy system and we use only two – action and vision goals.
If you think linearly, you have one vision goal and you set one action goal each 90 days for this vision. So after several quarters, you are much nearer to your vision. Our guide how to do this will be published soon.
Then you repeat this for each vision, ie. one action goal for each vision goal.
But there is a better way. I want to be more effective and …
I always think how I can achieve multiple vision goals with fewer action goals
When I set my vision goals, I ask the question.
Is there an action goal, which can advance me towards multiple visions, i.e. kill two birds with one stone.
For example, one of my action goals for the first 90 days of 2017 for me is “Improve writing and speaking English by studying English 30min. each day”.
Some of you might think: “Finally, it was about time” 🙂
Let’s see some of my vision goals and how this 90-day action goal helps me to reach my vision.
1. Vision goal – Aula
As you might know (or not know), I am the founder of Aula.bg – the biggest online center for software education in Bulgaria (think Lynda or Udemy but targeted locally for Bulgaria). We teach software like Excel, Photoshop and AutoCAD.
But we are expanding and part of our vision goal is to teach English. Don’t worry, I am not the teacher 🙂
We are creating a very effective and innovative way to learn English.
It’s still very early in development. Part of my work is to design the online education process and this requires research and hands-on experiments with alternative teaching methods. So I will use and test some of the methodologies that we intend to integrate into the online process.
By studying English myself, I will boost my skills and help Aula develop the online process as well.
2. Vision goal – GoalBuddy
We have a vision goal for GoalBuddy and part of it is to share our knowledge with the world. We write articles and will write even a goal setting book. I would like to have a YouTube goal setting channel as well.
But for this to happen, I have to level up my English in both writing and speaking.
By studying English, I will boost my skills and be able to communicate better.
3. Vision goal – Family
I am a family guy. My home is my castle. I love to spend time with my kids.
But I am taking part of really interesting projects and if I don’t set aside time intentionally, I may no be able to do so. This year my son was admitted to a new school. The first year is focused on studying English. I would like to be able to help him and we will spend time each day to review new words and concepts he has to learn. He learns, I learn as well.
By studying English, I will spend time with my son.
So… one action goal – three visions.
With this action goal:
“Improve writing and speaking English by studying English 30min. each day”.
I will be one step nearer to three of my vision goals – Aula, GoalBuddy and Family.
By the way, mundane skill boosting goal like “study English for 30min.” may seem like too simple, too ordinary and even disconnected from big projects, but is exactly what works.
Again, this is a good example how you achieve your big dreams by constantly doing small steps.