|In general New Year’s Resolutions, don’t work. |
Think about it…how many resolutions have you actually kept past the
first couple of months of a New Year. The worst thing about “resolutions” is that they make us feel like we have accomplished something just
because we have “resolved” to do it. But resolving to do something and
actually doing it are two very different things!!
So instead of making another resolution that you know you won’t keep,
do this instead…
Set a BIG goal for yourself for 2020… something so exciting that it can’t help but get you out of bed each morning.
It’s a fact: Most people drastically overestimate what they can accomplish in a week, but they drastically UNDERestimate what they can accomplish in a year, so come up with something really big you want to accomplish
for yourself or your business in 2020 and write it down.
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Once you’ve established your BIG goal, break down the actions needed
to accomplish that goal into monthly “chunks”.
Don’t get overly granular with this. We all know “life happens”, so decide on one or two things you can accomplish by the end of each month and
commit to incorporating it into your daily and weekly task list.
There isn’t much to it.
The key is you must have a goal that’s big enough to keep you excited all year, and then you MUST break it down into simple, easy-to-follow steps that will get you to that goal.
Alternatively this time of year is also an appropriate time to look at your business goals, maybe even renew them or just take stock of where you are at this point in time in your financial year. We’re not talking
‘New Years Resolutions !
So here is a little additonal advice, with another way on how to set
effective and powerful goals and objectives for 2020 ……….
Use SMARTER when it comes to formulating objectives, be they personal or business
S = Specific – Make sure your goals are clear and not wooly.
M = Measureable – If you can’t measure your progress, then your goal is merely a dream. If you can’t measure how can you guage your progress
A = Agreed – Is your goal part of a bigger plan, and if so do other people have to ‘buy in’ to what you are trying to achieve. Far better if you have team members (business goal) or family/friends (personal goal) bought in to your aspirations. They can help you to achieve success.
R = Realistic – Have you planned out the steps you need to take, and how realistic are they?
T = Timed – Set a deadline to retain focus and have something to work towards. It also helps maintain urgency and energy.
E = Exciting – If your goal does not inspire you, nor excite you, then why have it?
R = Resourced – What else do you need to help you achieve your dream? Time?, Knowledge? Money? Processes ? Systems ? etc
For some addtional start of the year, indeed start of the decade,
inspiration, here are some great quotes…….
“Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.”
Sir Richard Branson
“My jobs is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.”
“One voice can change a room.”
“The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… Out of
discord, harmony… And out of difficult, opportunity.”
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