The new year is coming up. It’s a natural time for everyone all over the world to want to hit the reset button on their life.
Over 140 million people in the US make New Year’s resolutions. Only 8% of them are successful in actually achieving their goals. There are a number of things we can do to be an outlier to those statistics. Before you sit down and create the roadmap you want to follow for the next 12 months, here are 5 things you can do to make that goal setting process as valuable as possible:
- Set aside time to be in a place where you are free from distractions and sporadic demands. You need the right type of environment to be able to reflect, think, and plan.
- Be honest with yourself about your motivation for making this year different. What will you gain if you accomplish what you set out to do? What’s at stake if you don’t?
- Enroll the people that matter. If you’re in a relationship, it’s likely that your partner will want to have a say in what you create. Now’s the time to get on the same page about what you want to mutually achieve in the following year. It’s important to note that if your partner wants something completely different in life, it’s not your responsibility to change their mind. You can only control what you can do.
- Schedule it on your calendar. It can become too easy to get in the habit of saying “I’ll get to that later”. Unfortunately, that habit results in wandering around the base of a mountain instead of climbing to the peak.
- Give yourself the permission… the right to dream BIG. Go to the mirror, look yourself in the eye and say— “Enough is enough. It’s time to drop all of the excuses. A change needs to happen and I believe I can do it.”
Have a great rest of your weekend!