New Year Goal Setting Tips {FREE PRINTABLE}

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We always knew what to expect for family home evening the last Monday night of each year – our annual “Goal Setting” night.

Our dad works as an organizational consultant helping companies be more strategic and successful in their work, so he is pretty much an expert at this goal stuff.

On that night he would share a few thoughts about setting goals, give us each a copy of the handy dandy goal sheet we all knew and (sometimes) loved, and give us time to set some goals. 

Having a designated time to write down our goals really helped!


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