Goal template 2012

GOALS FOR 2012

Aspect

Goals

Activities

Timelines

progress

SPIRITUAL AND CHURCH

       

HEALTH

       

FAMILY AND FRIENDS

       

FINANCES AND WEALTH

       

VOCATION & BUSINESS

       

PERSONAL GROWTH

       

SOCIAL IMPACT

       

MATERIAL POSSESSIONS

       

 

This is a template for a goal matrix. The first column lists the ASPECT that you want to concentrate on. The next column is the actual GOAL, this must follow the SMART convention, it must be specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and finally it must be time-based. If you goal does not meet this criteria, then it is more of a statement and less of a goal. The third column is the ACTIVITIES, this is where you would list the actual action that you will need to take to achieve your goals, and the column marked TIMELINES is the time that you will allocate to these activities. If for example the ASPECT is HEALTH, then you may choose a goal of losing 5kg in body weight over six months. The activities could then be to attend gym 3 times a week or walk 2 km very day. The time-lines allocated to this activity could be 2 or 3 time s a week, or even daily, and then you would allocate an end date, say 6 months. The progress column is self-explanatory; suffice to say you must monitor progress regularly

The innovation in our banking system

South Africa has made innovative breakthroughs in many fields and banking is no different. The Mzanzi bank account, a basic banking account for the “unbanked” is a cse in point. There are other initiatives like those of Wizzit Bank and the cell phone products that allow township based consumers and Spaza shop owners to transact.
(Spaza shop : South African slang for a home based informal shop)

Women’s month

South Africans spend the month of August reflecting on women. All aspects relating to women are covered. Women in business. Woman in leadership. The treatment of women, violence against women and the role of women in society. All these topics are covered and one gets a sense that we take this issue very serious indeed.

Rosebank to Hatfield in 38 mins

The face of commuting to Pretoria from Johannesburg has changed forever. The launch of the Gautrain rail service today is another part of the country re-defining its transport infrastructure. It is impressive on all fronts. The real legacy of the system will be a complete rethink of all modes of transport. The Gautrain has set the bar very high and I look forward to other solutions.

A young nation

South Africa is unique in a number of ways. One in particular is that some of the people who built the democracy, who laboured for its establishment or who sacrificed so much to see it become a reality are still alive. Some are old, like Nelson Mandela and some are younger, like Frank Chikane. As a young nation we are blessed to have the architects of our democracy still alive to contribute and tweak.

Snow in July

I love travelling through the Drakensberg. It is so quiet and pristine. The serenity of this region is made doubly pleasurable in some years when the region is covered in snow. Snow capped peaks bring a rather fairy tale feeling to what is normally a hard and sombre terrain.

Snow in July

I love travelling through the Drakensberg. It is so quiet and pristine. The serenity of this region is made doubly pleasurable in some years when the region is covered in snow. Snow capped peaks bring a rather fairy tale feeling to what is normally a hard and sombre terrain.