Woohoo! You are halfway there! Just 15 more days and you’ll have a workable 10 year plan. Spending a little time on personal development feels good, right? That said, today is about setting one year community goals for your 10 year plan. On Day Eight, we looked at how you would like to make a difference or contribution to your community. That means your neighborhood, your child’s school, and even something much larger – your city/county/state. Since we reviewed this area of your 10 year plan, have you been able to identify where you can and want to make a contribution?
Mind Map Your Communities
Mind maps are wonderful for brainstorming. They allow you to chunk down your thoughts into smaller and manageable areas. Now that you have identified your communities, it’s time to make a mind map that will help you sort your ideas and goals.
If you don’t know what a mind map is, here is a picture of my community mind map.
Once you have the mind map done, you can use it to begin making community goals for the first year of your 10 year plan. Let me help you out by giving you some examples from community goals for my first year of my 10 year plan.
10 years from now, both of my children will either be in high school or about to enter high school. There is one thing I’ve learned from my teacher friends – the parents are just as much responsible for their child’s success in school as the teachers. That said, I want to be a consistent volunteer in my children’s school, both helping in the classroom and on the PTA. During the first year of my 10 year plan, my goals are to volunteer at least five times a year in the classroom and to join the PTA.
Where can I tie this in?
There are areas of our community that often overlap other areas we cover in our 10 year plan. The goal of your 10 year plan isn’t to segment your life into these six categories of your life. The idea is to create a life you crave.
Take a look back at the other areas of your life where you have already created your one year goals. Where can you tie in these community goals? Are there any that over lap? Or perhaps, there is a goal from another category that will spur an idea for a community goal. Use your resources and take the time to see the big picture. Often when we talk about community, we are talking about a bigger picture.
Keep it going
Keep your brainstorming process going. Until we complete your 10 year plan, we are going to be making additions, subtractions, and tweaks. You’re halfway there!
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