We’re in the second week on January 2017 I know there are probably a few resolutions that have already fallen by the wayside.
The Washington Post reports that within the first week of January, a quarter of us give up.
By definition, a resolution is a firm decision to do or not do something, which sounds great on paper.
But goals? Goals are where I excel. These babies have become my bread and butter.
You see, a goal is simply an object of one’s ambition or the desired result.
Here’s my 5 point checklist that I use to start creating, implementing and smashing your goals all year long.
- 1. Write down the big things you want to accomplish.
It could be participating in a 10k fun run, decluttering your house or following up with one new client a week. Start by being clear about where you want to end up
- 2. Be specific
Know when you want to achieve the goal and set a time to make it.
- 3. Plan it
If you don’t set aside time to work on getting towards your goal, it will never happen. That could be that’s training an hour a day, setting aside four hours on the weekend to work on your hobby or side business. If you don’t plan it into your life, you’ll never achieve it.
- 4. Ripple Effect
Understand that your goal might not be conducive to how you live your life right now. If you want to run that 10k but don’t sleep and exercise right, there might be more than just starting to move that needs to change in your life. Same if you want to start a business, if you’re out partying every single weekend but you want to use that time to get your idea off the ground, you’ll need to alter your priorities and explain to your friends that they can see you for lunch during the week instead.
- 5. Buddy Up
Get a friend or family member involved to keep you accountable. You’re more likely to stay motivated when you say it out loud, and someone else knows to support you getting where you want to go.
Now it’s your turn. Let me know how your goals are working out for you! Leave a comment below or message me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.