I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions necessarily DO but believe in goal-setting. So what’s the difference, and why is one better than the other?
*** New Year’s Resolutions are usually broken within the month of January and, in 90% of cases, by the end of winter season. Everybody’s say they want to lose weight and get in shape this year. Drive by any Gym and check out all the cars in the parking lot the first month of the year, and then do it again in a month’s time, and see the difference. People decide on spur-of-the-moment New Year’s Resolutions, mostly as a routine because everyone does it, everyone have to have them, – and expect to be able to make major life and behavioral changes for the entire year. It’s just not logical, it might work better to do a short term and a long term goal setting rather. Enthusiasm will keep you excited for a couple of months, but then what?!
Write down your GOALS , sit down – when things calm down,- after all the holiday celebration turmoil, – take time to think of what you like to accomplish – this year, this month, this week and so on.
Goals should be broke in 2-3 categories: First – The SHORT TERM Goals, – set those for the month, (if you have a business or not)this should cover weekly tasks for month to some extended time and if you have it planned and written down will keep you focused. *** Secondarily – A 6 MONTH goals setting – this group can be including additional accomplishments, like a longer weekend out, a mini vacation, or a family event celebration that consider some planning and you never had to take time to do it. At LAST – A Year goal list you want to reach and take more planning and organizing those events, or whatever that is.
Make them (your goals) very specific. Instead of saying, “I want to spend more time in the Gym ” or “I need to get more often to the Gym”, say “I will schedule my time to attend the Gym 10 additional days a month this year”
Have an action plan. When you set goals, it’s very important to have a flexible action plan. Why? you should know how you’re going to get from where you are to where you want to be. And so that you can adjust it according to life. Rather say that you’ll blog 4 posts a week because that means you can post them all on one day according to your weeks schedule. That’s easier than saying you must blog every day. It’s being more realistic!
Feel the freedom – once you set up achievabl goals you will realize is totally different
find freedom Review regularly: I suggest glancing at your goals DAILY but reviewing them on a WEEKLY basis so that you can make appropriate adjustments. A real easy way to do this is to set up reminders on your mail system or your daily/monthly calendar.
Focus on one MAJOR goal at a time, so you don’t get caught with having to do a lot of little things and achieve none. If one of your major goals is to get your business set up, then just do maintenance in the other areas while you’re working on that.