As we come to the end of the year and quickly approach the new year, many of us begin to make New Year’s Resolutions, but how many of us stick with them longer than a couple weeks? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to research, less than 10% of people actually follow through on them. Yet, New Year’s Day isn’t the only day we can set new resolutions or goals for ourselves. So no need to wait, start setting your goals TODAY!
WRITE IT DOWN
Did you know that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goal simply by writing it down? After writing down your goal, keep it where you can see it. Let it serve as a daily reminder to help keep you motivated. Also helpful, is sending weekly progress to a friend, which helps hold you accountable.
When you set goals for yourself, it is important that they motivate you. Goal achievement requires commitment. To maximize the likelihood of success, you need to feel a sense of urgency and have an “I must do this” attitude. When you don’t have this, you risk losing the motivation to do what you need to do to make the goal a reality.
Make sure each goal is important to you and that that there is value in achieving them. Your goals should relate to high priorities in your life, otherwise you can end up with too many goals, leaving you not enough time to devote to each one.