I gave up on making resolutions way back when I was a kid, because I realized all those New Years Resolutions the grown ups were making didn’t last very long. Heck, sometimes you were lucky to see them last to the end of the first week. Goals seemed to be the way to go for the new year for me and I like to break mine down into quarterly goals so I can adjust throughout the year if needed. Whichever you prefer – resolutions or goals – make sure you make them SMART
These five points combined should fit each of your goals if you want to see actual results and success. The more specific you can be, the better. You definitely need a way to measure your progress throughout the year. You need to be able to identify and take actionable steps immediately, today. Being realistic makes it a lot easier to reach the goal. This is why resolutions often fail, because people don’t set realistic expectations for themselves. And make it time bound, give yourself a deadline, whether that’s by the end of the year or by July, or by March 29th… pick a date for each goal.
Write down each goal you have for the year – I like to do one page for business and one page for personal – and make notes as to what you want to achieve and why, when you want to achieve it by and any milestones between now and then, and how you’re going to get there and by what standard you’ll measure your progress. I’d love to hear some of your goals; please leave a comment below.
Happy New Year!!! Let’s make it a success together :)