I’m sure you have set New Years Resolutions in the past and have been disappointed when they didn’t go the way you planned. Well, the good news is, you don’t have to feel badly about not sticking to that resolution because only about 10% of people actually follow through on their New Years resolutions.
Here are a few reasons why resolutions don’t work:
- They are too long-term. Many of us make goals for the entire year. This is a problem because we often get discouraged by how much work will be needed to achieve them, OR we don’t feel accountable to actually working on our goal because we have an entire year to complete it.
- They are too vague. We say we want to achieve something but we don’t know exactly what that is, so we don’t have anything to target. If we don’t have a number or something tangible as a goal, it will be much harder to measure whether we have been successful.
- We don’t have the support we need to achieve them. I see so many people on their journey alone, and that is simply not going to get you the results you want, or it might, but not in the time you want them.
- We choose them based on social norms and not on what is important to us. We set goals that are popular or trending because we want to be like everyone else, but these goals are often not aligned with who we are and what we really want as individuals.
- We set goals that are WAY too big. We often set goals that are awesome and that really get us excited but that are simply not in the realm of possibility given where we are in our journey. For example, if you are currently making zero dollars in your business, setting a goal of making six figures by the end of the first year is probably not very realistic (although it is definitely possible and I’ve seen it happen!).
Here is how you can ensure your success this year:
- Set goals that are not so long-term. I recommend setting goals every 90 days. This is how I run my business and health goals because it makes things so much less overwhelming and you can more easily see the finish line up ahead. It also keeps you more accountable to working on your goal every day because you don’t have an entire year to complete it.
- Make them more specific. Your goals need to be very specific, meaning that they have to be measurable. For example, if you want to lose weight, choose HOW MUCH weight you want to lose. If you want to make money in your business, think about HOW MUCH money you want to make.
- Get some support! You need a coach or a community to help you get to where you need to go! Community means friends, family, a local or online support group. If you know that you will not get the support you need through friends and family, then you need to check out Facebook support groups, or Meetups. There are a TON of groups out there! I think having a community is great because they provide support and accountability, but what’s even better is having a coach who can actually show you HOW to achieve your goals in less time and with less energy. If you would like to talk about coaching, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the link at the bottom of this email where it says “Click here” to talk to me.
- Think of your Why. This is one of the most important things that you have to keep in mind. You need to have a STRONG reason for doing what you’re doing. You need to choose a goal that is in line with your big vision for your life. Write down your big WHY and read it every day. As an added bonus: share your WHY below in the comments!
- Choose a goal that takes you SLIGHTLY out of your comfort zone but that is still in the realm of possibility. This is something a lot of my clients get hung up on. Yes it’s GREAT to dream big and to want to achieve huge things in your life, but sometimes the goals are just too lofty to complete right away. So make sure you are setting goals for 90 days that ARE achievable in 90 days but that stretch you slightly.
That’s all for today, folks! I hope you’ve found these tips helpful!
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