Do you know that most resolutions are actually goals? Setting goals is the easy part and only the beginning.
There is another important step that often gets forgotten and without it you end up with this scenario → After few months you realize that you aren’t any closer to your goals. You get discourages and all your good intentions fly out the window. What went wrong?
To reach your goals they have to be written down or they just remain wishes and pipe dreams and you set yourself up for failure.
Writing down your goals allows you to break them down. The best way to do this is with S.M.A.R.T. goals. That means your goals have to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-based. You need a breakdown or strategy of how plan to monitor your progress or your goals will fizzle.
Be honest when assessing these points:
- How far away are you currently from reaching your goal?
- What changes do you need make?
- How does the breakdown look like weekly and monthly?
- How do your goals compare to last year?
- Goals that routinely alter your behavior in an uplifting way are very powerful
- Keep what you want to accomplish at the forefront of your mind
- Do whatever it takes to achieve your goals
If you aim too high you will be easily discouraged and give up, that’s why your goals have to be realistic. You can’t start a car in 4th gear and so your goals have to be achievable, but also a little challenging.
Once your goal has been reached, you can set a new goal.
Evaluate what is holding you back from achieving your goals.
- What are the skills you need to learn?
- Should you outsource certain tasks, so that you can focus on the important tasks that bring in the money?
Breaking down each goal into manageable chunks, will allow you to look forward to take the necessary steps to reaching the goal. Rather than being frustrated by letdowns of having missed the goal, have a lot of small celebrations for having achieved mini goals.
There is nothing more satisfying that the feeling of successfully having accomplished the goal. Associate with each goal a reward.
- Small goals – mini rewards
- Large goals – a celebration
How do you set your goals? Do you stick to your resolutions
and achieve your goals or do you get stuck?
I would love to assist you. Please contact me today.
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