SET YOUR GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR
Well, 2019 is upon us and this is often a time when we make 'New Year’s resolutions'.
These goals are our focus on what we would like to achieve in the coming year, but statistically, only eight per cent of individuals achieve these goals.
So, how can we re-think the idea of New Year’s resolutions?
Firstly, write down your list of goals. Then, you need to identify your number ONE priority and make it your focus.
Secondly, make your number-one goal tangible – for example, “I want to exercise more” is too vague.
How much? Who needs to help? What barriers do you foresee?
Therefore, a tangible goal will be – “I want to exercise four times a week and I need to meet with a personal trainer to keep me accountable. My barriers will be balancing family, work and life therefore I will ask my friends to exercise with me and create a social occasion as well.”
As you can see, if we focus on one goal and provide more ideas around a successful outcome, we can then make it measurable.
Once you master this goal and create it to be a regular habit, take out your list of goals and focus on the next one. Making a point to focus on one goal at a time and breaking it into bite-size manageable and measurable pieces (rather than creating an overwhelming list of big goals or New Year’s resolutions) makes you far more likely to succeed.