Stop setting New Years Resolutions, Set New Years Goals

So 2019 is upon us and I thought it would be good to share with you some of the things that I’ve learnt. Now, everyone has different options with resolutions. Myself I think that we think of ‘resolutions in the completely wrong way. It is the beginning of a new chapter and start of a new page. The definition of resolutions is ‘a firm decision to do or not to do something.’ What does that actually mean?! No wonder people never set or achieve their goals. ­­Now let’s look at the definition of the word ‘goal’, it is the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. Now doesn’t that sound better?

1. Set your goals and separate them into work and personal

How many of you mix random ‘resolutions’ together? No structure set, written on a random piece of paper or note on the computer. This is just not the way to do it. First things first, (this could be an article that could be ten times the length, but lets keep it simple.)

2. Make sure you set ‘easy’ goals and also ‘out-of-reach’ goals

A key is setting yourself a variation of goals. Some that are reachable, and that will motivate you to achieve the ones that are more challenging.

When it comes to the out-of-reach goals you will need to stratergise your step on how to get there. Also, allow yourself time and be realistic with what you can achieve in a certain amount if time. – sometimes an afternoon you can’t just achieve them in the afternoon. If you manage to balance both then you will achieve so much!

3. Make yourself accountable, write them down and take time to think them through

You have to write these goals down, I would go as far to say that there isn’t any point in doing them if they are in your head.
Accountability is paramount to your progression. By keeping your plan and progression in a document or journal nothing will go a miss. . Also these goals may take a week or two. What I do is write ideas down over the last couple of months of the previous year and then give myself set time to bring it all together.

4. Refer to them when you don’t have focus

I’ve already gone into this a little bit but trust me, however structured you are, the year will always get away from you. Things will build up and you will get so busy that you won’t know whether you are coming or going. That is where your stereotypical ‘resolutions’ always seem to fail because ‘life gets on top of you’. To have a document/journal that you can refer to when you are at your busiest moment will be magical. Something to be your anchor through the year will be something that you won’t know how you lived without.

5. Believe in yourself

It goes without saying that the only person stopping you achieving what you want is yourself. Sometimes people say that’s a load of rubbish because what about money, luck, and support. However, what I would say is that you are in control of your own destiny. Always remember to visualise the outcome of you goals and note done how you are going to get there.

I’ve written a whole journal, which allows structure in goal setting, to give you maximum focus and productivity.
Which allows structure in goal setting, to give you maximum focus and productivity.