Setting Goals, NOT Resolutions! Succeeding In The New Year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
This is the infamous time of the year where we all decide we are going to be the best person we can be. We think of all the things that we didn’t accomplish the past year and decide that everything we want will begin to change on the first day of the New Year. The whole concept of banking to change or start everything on the any day is setting yourself up to feel overwhelmed and defeated. The first week of your new changes are awesome! You are motivated and excited to embark on this whole new you. That is just way too stressful for me, and honestly, is just too much pressure to be successful.
Now, of course, we all have things that we want to change or improve on; so how do we establish a successful way to achieve these changes?
When setting goals, you want to make sure that what you want to achieve is something that is attainable. When you say things like, “I need to lose weight”, or “I want to be a better person”, with no direction on how to accomplish it, then you really are setting yourself up to fail. The saying, “Failing to plan is planning to fail” really is true.
When you set your goals, one of the first things that you need to do is just write. Don’t worry about format, spelling or punctuation. Write or make a list of all of the things that you want to improve on. Nothing on that list is trivial because it is your list and important to you. Make sure that these are YOUR goals and no one else’s.
We are often told what we need to do or what is expected of us. and sometimes we start believing it. Take time to really figure out what is important to YOU. No one can tell you what goals you need to meet. If they are not your goals, then your not going to be passionate about changing them. Three months later you just figure that you failed that resolution. That is not a failure since it wasn’t really your goal in the first place, so take your time and analyze what you really want to make a goal.
Once that list is completed, you want to take each one of those goals and make a sub-category list of the steps that you will need to take to achieve that ultimate goal. This really does help you understand that by taking baby steps towards your end goal is the only real way to success.
DON’T OVERDO IT
Do not make some crazy list of 25 things that you want to change. Take the three or four major things you want to improve and make those few things the goals for the year.
Honestly you should have goals daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. Everyday you should strive to be the best version of you that you can be but keep in mind that these changes will not happen overnight.
Start the New Year realistic and positive, set your goals! Click the link below for the YouTube video 🙂