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Reexamining My Goals

I set 1 year, 3 year, and 5 year goals at the beginning of 2012. The goal was to spend 2012 paying down student loans and the home purchase was more in the 5 year goal. Needless to say, my goals have changed significantly in the last 30 days. So now is the time for me to reexamine my goals and to create new ones. This is a personal finance blog so a lot of the goals will be financial but some are more life related, such as long term career path.

As a forward-looking person who suffers from slight ADHD, I find it helpful to have my long term goals written and visible, making me constantly ask the question “how will this benefit my goals?”  I also try to make sure that my goals might be slight stretch goals but still achievable; if they are unobtainable I believe it is setting yourself up to fail. That means I will be crunching numbers multiple times and thinking about my life desires.

I can’t wait to share them with you. Do you create long term goals? If so, how often do you adjust the goals? Any advice? I’d love to hear from you!