It’s that time of year again. We all, with the best of intentions, create goals and plans for the year. With “get more organized” at the top of many people’s list of resolutions, January is now known as National Get Organized Month! There are countless blog posts, articles, TV segments and more on the subject of resolutions. Add this one to the list and hopefully you will find even one good tip to assist in successful goal setting. May 2018 be the year that is met with resounding success in all areas of your life – however YOU choose to define it!
Resolutions or Goals?
Resolutions imply that you set them on or around New Years, whereby goals do not carry the same time constraint. We make goals all year long. Essentially, they mean the same thing, yet re-framing your terminology may make a difference in how you approach them.
Put It In Writing!
Research shows that you have a much greater chance of success by writing your goals down, along with concrete steps on how you plan to work on them. Chunk down into small, action steps. Want more sales volume this year? Commit to making 5 prospect calls a week, or just 1 a day! Ok, the usual want to lose weight goal? Don’t say, “I’m going to lose 25 pounds.” Instead, commit to 1 more hour of exercise a week or cutting dessert out of your diet 3 days of the week. Start small and set yourself up for success but write it all down.
Set Appointments with Thyself:
Once a week, you should have a check-in session with yourself to see how you did this week. What motivates you or how do you wish to reward yourself for good, positive steps? You’ve earned it so set aside time to take notice and pat yourself on the back. Rough week? That’s ok. Get back up on the horse and commit to even smaller steps in the coming week. Input reminders or appointments to work on your goals into your calendar for the week and treat them as if they are any other important appointment.
Find an Accountability Partner:
Don’t go it alone! Find someone who you feel comfortable sharing progress with or turning to for moral support. Note…This does not mean your spouse or best friend is the best choice for this role. Give thought to who the right person is for the job!
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“If you can dream it, you can do it!” – Walt Disney