Throughout life I have had lots of creative ideas but fell short on actually organizing my life goals so I would be successful in achieving them. I learned some tools that greatly helped me get organized and work out the exact steps, including the sequence, that I needed to take to achieve my goals including those for my family.
As a mother I consider myself the house manager and in charge of my family’s schedule. Its my job to guide our family to achieve our family’s goals including my own.
Whether you are a mother or not we all have goals and getting them effectively organized is key to achieving them. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Easy to Use Tools
The tools needed to align our goals and purposes and plans are simple. I learned these tools in a class that I took at my Church to help me organize my life goals. I respect the religious beliefs of others and you do not have to have the same Faith that I have. No matter what Faith you have, you can benefit from this class, it is secular. My Church offers a free online course that anyone can take to learn the skill of effectively setting and achieving one’s goals.
This course covers an administrative scale that includes items like, Goals, Purposes, Plans, Programs, Projects, Statistics etc. You will learn how to work the scale up and down to organize these items so you have a set direction of where you are going and what you need to do to achieve your goals.
This scale can be used on one area of life like your job or you child’s dream to be a dancer. Or you can apply it to your entire life as a whole. I prefer to use the scale on my whole life but I have also used it on specific subjects as well.
My husband and I actually met shortly after we had each separately completed this scale when organizing our life’s goals 17 years ago. We both included goals we had for our family life and what kind of attributes we were looking for in our future spouse. 17 years later we are still keeping the romance alive!
Physically Organizing My Life Goals
I keep my Administrative Scale organized in a Bullet Journal Notebook. It has dots rather than lines and so I can customize it for each part of the scale and I can keep it with me in my purse wherever I go. I have one program that is my priority that I work on every day and I have other programs that I will start later as my goals progress.
Everyone’s scale will look different. After you do the above on-line course if you need any help feel free to reach out to me. I have been using the Administrative Scale for years so don’t hesitate to shoot me an email.
Get the Family Involved!
I also came across another Blogger, Sammy, who created a fun 5 Day Family Goals Free Challenge that anyone can sign up for. After you complete your scale as above you might like Sammy’s challenge to help you get your husband and kids participating as a team to hit your family goals. She sends you 5 emails, one a day, giving you something to do with your family, like putting up a calendar to track goals, setting up a family meeting time, etc. And again, I recommend using the Grocery Store approach, take what you need and skip anything you don’t need.
Head over to Sammy’s Blog and enter your email to access the Free Challenge.
Next in the Series: Part IV
Part IV will cover how to change your “To Do List” into a “Success List.” Once you have your Administrative Scale helping you to organize your life goals, the one thing we will cover in the next post will help you stream line those actions to the extreme and further make those goals a reality.
Until Next Time!
I hope this post helped you. Let me know if you have any questions. And please let me know about any successes you have had in applying this knowledge. I also have a Free Email course that shows how I use a Bullet Journal as my Daily, Monthly and Yearly calendar to keep my schedule organized and under control.
If you missed Part I, The Right Mindset for Success and Part II, Eradicating Time Wasters, check them out now.