There is no right or wrong way to plan your goals.
The most important thing you can do is to plan your goals based on what’s going to work for you.
You can buy all the courses or books in the world on goal planning, but if they don’t fit with your personality and your lifestyle, you aren’t going to follow them.
Learn from the courses or books on how other’s recommend to do things and then adapt them to what’s going to work for you.
I’ve been guilty of trying to pigeon hole myself into somebody else’s goal planning practices way too often. I generally find when I do this, the practice then never lasts. It’s only a matter of time before I give up because it’s not working in a way that I feel comfortable and enjoy doing them.
Planning your goals is also about trial and error. You have to try different methods before you come up with one that’s going to work for you.
I’m trying a different approach this year than what I have done in the past. I’m feeling good about it so far and will be writing more on it. But again, this is my practice and it isn’t going to work for everyone.