We all feel it right now. That inspiring wind that breezes at the end of every year. It tells us to refocus, to remember those big dreams and improve ourselves in the coming year.
But as January turns into March, and the year moves along, we often forget. In this way, New Year’s Resolutions are incredibly hard to keep. In fact, very few of us follow through with them.
So, let’s make a change this year. THIS is the year that we achieve what our hearts set out to do. Start with these simple tips!
Set Better Goals
Often, the problem starts when our goals are vague or noncommital. So, revamp your goals today, by following the SMART method. All of your goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-sensitive. You must know exactly how you expect to achieve your goal. There can be no doubt.
Create a well thought out goal and process, and your success will be just around the corner.
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Build a Small Daily Habit
Look at those goals every single day. Every. Day. Write them down in a special journal that you love.
This one tiny habit of writing down your goals makes it 42% more likely to achieve the resolutions that you set for yourself. So start now, and check in regularly for continued success.
Shorten Your Time Frame
One year is far too long to stay focused on a big audacious goal. I mean, who even remembers what they ate yesterday, let alone their January resolutions?
So, either cut your goal down to smaller monthly goals, or set your goal for no more than three months out. Then, work at a higher intensity for a shorter period of time. You’ll be surprised by just how much you can accomplish towards your dreams by showing up in this way.
Set Resolutions that Inspire You
Dream big. In the book The 10X Rule, Grant Cardone advises that you think MUCH bigger when it comes to your goals. Your resolution should scare you, but also inspire the heck out of you. It should be something that gets you excited to get up out of bed every day. Even if you fail to reach this bigger audacious goal, you’ll land much higher than you would have with a smaller goal.
So, leave those wimpy dreams at the door and let yourself reach for the stars.
The new year is a time for reflection, hope, and refocusing. So, get goal setting! Set specific goals that are also audacious and short. Then, write them down daily to keep yourself focused. With these easy tips, success is inevitable this year!