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๐ŸŽฏ How to set your 2024 learning goals

Published 5 months agoย โ€ขย 2 min read

Hey Reader, ๐ŸŒŸ


Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday season and I sincerely wish your 2024 to be filled with even more curious moments and adventures!

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As we are now in January and the annual goal setting season is at full swing, I wanted to share with you the method I use for setting my personal learning goals.

The idea's pretty simple: you start by making a list of all things you'd like to learn over the next 10 years: be that learning new language, getting on the surf board, upgrading your cooking skills, understanding philosophical concepts, or anything else. Think big and don't limit yourself by any constraints - anything that you've been dreaming about.

Then at the next step, for each item in your list, you put a number by the item, that corresponds to the timeframe for the dream, in numbers of years (1, 3, 5, or 10).

Here's the example of my personal list:

  • Cook healthy and tasty meals for my family and friends - 1
  • Upgrade Spanish to the confident conversational level - 1
  • Invest time into executive coaching - 3
  • Be able to easily navigate philosophical concepts - 3
  • Get better at surfing - 5
  • Improve DJ mixing skills - 5
  • Be able to draw really well - 10

And then the final step is to look through those things that you want to learn in the next year and decide on the concrete small actions you could take to get you there. I encourage you to extend this exercise into 3, 5 and 10 to ensure you understand what you need to start doing already this year to get there.

The reason for planning these "goals" for the next 3-10 years is not necessarily to start working on them immediately. Life is unpredictable, and we can't predict what will happen tomorrow. These "goals" are not fixed plans; they just show the general direction you want to learn right now. You might change your mind as time goes on, but for now, it could feel like a reasonable direction to set for the future.

I'd love to know how you like to set your goals? Feel free to share by clicking the reply button.


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โ€œSomewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.โ€ โ€”Carl Sagan, American astronomer


Stay curious and have a great 2024! ๐Ÿ’™

Artem & Curious Muse team


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