It’s a frightening statistic: According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February.
That’s a lot of people not following through on their commitments, isn’t it? And yet most people completely ignore these statistics. They think there’s no way their goals could be accomplished.
But just ask the large number of people who’re staying focused and making positive things happen in multiple areas of their lives.
And they’ll tell you the best thing you can do is be prepared.
That’s what this article is all about.
In just moments you’ll find out how to protect yourself from becoming another New Year’s Resolution statistic.
Would you like to achieve positive results in your life this year and get what you really want?
Get ready to learn 10 Tips For Setting New Year’s Goals.
Let’s get started…
TIP 1: Write Them Down
By writing down your goals you are showing a personal commitment and declaring your intention to succeed, as well as helping to clarify your thinking. This allows your brain to connect the dots, by making you aware of resources in your environment that could help you achieve your goals faster that you normally may not have noticed.
TIP 2: Be Specific
Write down goals that are specific, measurable and positive. Focus clearly on what you desire, not what you lack or want to get rid of from your life.
TIP 3: Have A Time Limit
Set a date by which you will have achieved each of your goals. Otherwise, it’s like starting a football match without having agreed when the game is to end!
TIP 4: Think Of The Benefits
Think through all the benefits of achieving your goals, and write them all down. This helps you clarify why they are important to you, visualize and feel what it will be like to achieve them, check how committed you are to working on them and all this will help energize and motivate you if the going gets tough.
TIP 5: Consider Options And Obstacles
How many ways can you think of to achieve your goals? Evaluate the results and consequences of each. What could stop you or cause a problem? And what about subconscious obstacles? Complete this sentence several times to find out more – “I want to achieve (name your goal) but………”
“Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” ~ Jim Rohn
TIP 6: Create A Detailed Plan
Having chosen your preferred way forward, identify all the actions you’ll need to take. This breaks a seemingly big and daunting task down into manageable steps, enables you to plan what to do, prepare for problems, and reduces resistance to actually getting started. Your plan is your Roadmap.
TIP 7: Identify Resources
What skills, knowledge, ability and contacts do you already have? What additional resources will you require? What changes do you need to make? Realistically review and assess this when making your plan, and ask for extra support as required.
TIP 8: Balance And Fit
Check that all the areas of your life are in balance – if not, will your various goals make this happen? Will your goals support your long term plans and fit your ambitions, are they worthy of you, do they reflect your values? So while you are building that great career or business, ensure that you are also looking after your health, relationships, fun time, wealth and personal development etc.
TIP 9: Take Action!
Make a start. Actually take the first step you identified when you formed your plan of action. We all know that no action equals no results, because you don’t get something for nothing in this world, and if you do, there’s probably a hidden agenda behind the offering.
TIP 10: Review And Reward
Set some interim milestones as part of your initial strategy. This means you can check your progress regularly and see that you are moving in the right direction. And as part of this process acknowledge your achievements along the way and reward yourself for everything you accomplish. You must celebrate along the way while you’re on your journey.
You just discovered 10 Tips For Setting New Year’s Goals.
However, a word of warning – just knowing how to set goals isn’t going to help you achieve them.
That’s because the key is that you need to take action on what you just learned.
The good news is that you don’t have to wait until a new year to set goals; you have the choice of starting over at a moment’s notice.
Do not let your past failures and broken commitments prevent you from picking back up from where you left off.
Like Nike says, “Just Do It!”
Because the sooner you do, the sooner you’ll make major progress in all areas of your life this year!
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