Happy New Year!!
With the start of the new year, I know it’s an exciting time and we’re all ready to hit start and attack 2018 for all it’s got. You and probably 108% of the world have at least a couple of new year resolutions that you want to achieve this year. And with the year just starting, you’re probably as motivated as ever to make sure it happens right? That’s not a problem,
Make it Action Oriented
The first step to making sure you actually define your goal and make it happen is by making it clear and actionable. Really ask yourself, “what do I want?” Don’t make it vague, you need to have an idea of when you’ve finally achieved. Let’s leave the goals no with no endpoint in 2017. Instead of saying “I want to get in shape”, say “I want to run a 5k marathon in November”. Since you have to be in shape to run a 5k marathon, you know that if you can run the marathon you’ve achieved it. After you specify the goal, create the action plan. What are you going to do to make it happen? What benchmarks do you need to hit to let you know you’re on the right track? If you’re running a marathon for example, you might want to ask yourself, “what exercises do you I need to do?” or you run a 3k in May to see how you’re improving
Define your why for chasing a goal. Accountability is generally used in the instance of having others keep you grounded in your goal and keeping you motivated to achieve your goals/objectives. However, that doesn’t mean we should keep ourselves in check as well. One of the best ways to keep a goal in your head is to define your “why”. Assigning your goal a purpose increases the importance of getting it accomplished. If you have friends or mentors that wish to see your succeed, then you should tap into that! Have a sit down with your accountability partner, and full explain to them your goal, objective, and benchmarks. Ask them to check in with you to make sure that you stay on track. I think it’s easy to let ourselves down but let others down is a completely different story.