The Art of Goal-Making: How I Read 25 Books in a Year (Part 3)

by | Jan 30, 2020 | Leadership, Reading


Two weeks ago, I started a three-part series called The Art of Goal-Making. In this series I’m sharing some tips and techniques when it comes to setting goals that helped me go from reading 13 books in 2018 to nearly doubling it to 25 books in 2019.

If you missed them, the links to Part 1 and Part 2 can be found in the Resources section below. Today I’m sharing Part 3 of this series: the final two techniques to help you make goals that you will actually accomplish…



Game Plan

The last two weeks I shared with you the 8 key priorities in our life:

    • Spiritual
    • Spouse
    • Self
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Profession
    • Finances
    • Hobbies 

I want you to create one goal or objective for each of those priorities. For example, in the Self priority, your goal may be to: Read 24 books.

Next, what is one task you need to do daily or weekly to accomplish that goal? Using our reading example, the task might be to: Read 47% each week.

Once you’ve done those two steps, I want you to put accountability in place. Who or what is going to hold you accountable? For a reading goal, your accountability mechanism could be a: Weekly Review. 

Finally, if you haven’t already, share your goals with a friend. I know this seems like a lot. But if you put into practice these techniques that I’ve shared over the last 3 weeks, I can almost guarantee you that your productivity in accomplishing your goals will significantly increase.


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The Art of Goal-Making: How I Read 25 Books in a Year (Part 1)

The Art of Goal-Making: How I Read 25 Books in a Year (Part 2)