“Remember, you are the same today as you will be in five years, except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read. Choose both carefully.” -Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

I believe that there are seven key steps to reaching any goal. These steps are: to Write, Balance, Research, Affirm & Commit, Visualize, Act, and Celebrate. That belief is consistent throughout our 2020 Goals Journal. Step #3 in our goals journal is research. Based on the goals you’ve set for 2020, what books can you read that will give you the tools needed for your journey. Here are my top recommendations.

January Focus: Physical Health & Fitness Goals: Feel Better Fast and Make It Last: Unlock Your Brain’s Healing Potential to Overcome Negativity, Anxiety, Anger, Stress, and Trauma  by Daniel Amen

February Focus: Relationship Goals: The People Factor: How Building Great Relationships and Ending Bad Ones Unlocks Your God-Given Purpose by Van Moody 

March Focus: Financial Goals:  One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, the Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind by Regina Leeds, Russell Wild

April Focus: Home Goals: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) by Marie Kondō

May Focus: Self-care Goals: How Did I Get So Busy?: The 28-day Plan to Free Your Time, Reclaim Your Schedule, and Reconnect with What Matters Most. by Valorie Burton

June Focus: Recreational Goals: UNBORED Games: Serious Fun for Everyone by Joshua Glenn (Author), Elizabeth Foy Larsen

July Focus: Personal Development Goals: See You at the Top (Formerly Entitled Biscuits, Fleas & Pump Handles) by Zig Ziglar

August Focus: Career Goals: The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman  (Author), Ben Casnocha

September Focus: Family Goals: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families: Building a Beautiful Family by Stephen R. Covey

October Focus: Spiritual Goals: The Spiritual Man by Watchman Nee

November Focus: Travel Goals: How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Third Edition: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter by Matt Kepnes 

December: Giving Goals: The Giving Challenge by Stephanie L. Jones 

Sheréa VéJauan is the author of the 2020 Goals Journal, as well as several other titles. Sheréa resides in Southern California, devoted wife of twenty-eight years to her husband Brian, and mother to their three children, Reginald, Jasmyn and Kennedy. Visit her blog at https://shereavejauan.com/  Web at http://vejauan.com