“A new year, a new you”, as they say. January is just around the corner and people already have an idea on what they want to achieve for their New Year’s resolution. Unfortunately, most are unable to follow through and abandon their goals as early as the first month.
I want to help out my fellow goal-setters that are determined to make a positive change in their life by providing tips that have helped me before. Keep reading and you’ll learn how to set goals and achieve them by the end of the year!
How To Achieve Your Goals Successfully
Use the S.M.A.R.T. method
Way back in college, we were taught to align business goals with the S.M.A.R.T. framework, which states that your goals should be:
For example, let’s say our goal is to lose weight in 2020. If we follow the S.M.A.R.T. method, it should be:
- Specific – “I want to lose 15 lbs by December 2020”.
- Measurable – Your goal is defined by the specified amount of lbs you want to lose.
- Achievable – 15 lbs is attainable for someone to lose within a year.
- Realistic – You have to be objective in knowing whether or not you can achieve your goal.
- Time-bound – By having a set date, you’re giving yourself a deadline that you think is an appropriate amount of time to accomplish your goal.
Additionally, you should be specific on how you plan on accomplishing your goals. Think of it as the actual process or way that will help you get there. So if we want to lose weight we can make a goal of running a mile 3 times a week or limiting our calorie intake by a set amount.
Break Down Your Goal Into Bite-Sized Chunks
Let’s say 15 lbs is still difficult to lose. That’s understandable! What you can do is to make smaller goals that progress toward achieving the end goal. Leading back to our example, we can make our goal each month to lose 1.25 lbs.
What was once a goal that was monumental is now just a hill you can easily climb! Having those tiny increments helps you see direct results and motivates you to complete your monthly goals.
By celebrating your small milestones you’re able to look at your goal slowly but surely being realized.
You’ve Now Learned How To Set Goals and Achieve Them!
By properly setting goals, you’re more likely to follow through! It’s important to note that a habit takes about 3 weeks to form before it’s hardwired to our brain, so just keep on keeping on! 😁👌
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