4 Steps to Achieving Your Goals
How are you doing on your new year's resolutions?
Recent research states that only 9.2% of people will accomplish their goals this year! That is right, over 90% of the U.S. adult population will NOT accomplish what they set out to do just a few weeks ago.
Furthermore, only 58% of goal setters are still on track to achieve them by the end of January.
First, in order to be even considered in this conversation, you have to have set goals. Meaning, you needed to detail out your expectations, your plans. Have you done this? Have you stated what you want to do in order to make 2018 your best year ever?
Now is the time.
If you have not set goals for 2018, stop reading, and set at least 1 goal for yourself. Personal, professional, or both, you need goals.
Oh, and in case you haven’t noticed, we are at month end, so you only have 1 more day to stay or get back on track!
We want this to be your best year ever. I want to see you in the top 9%, the elite of the elite. Don’t you want to make a difference? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to look back at the end of the year and know your work paid off and you beat the odds! Isn’t this a great time to live your best life?
Yes, yes and yes!
You need to decide to take action. You need to decide take that action right now. You need to decide to take the action right now that will put you down the path to be amongst those in the top.
What will you decide?
Will you be brave, bold, and better?
Better than what? Just better. Constantly aiming higher. Constantly making a difference in the world. Constantly in pursuit of your best year ever.
The action steps, the choice, and most importantly, the outcomes, are up to you. What are you waiting for? Now is the time, now is your moment. Now is all you have. Use your today wisely and keep your eyes on your dreams. You can achieve them. You can accomplish great things; but you must take these 4 very important steps.
4 Steps To Achieving Your Goals
1. Have goals
The very first step is to actually make plans and set goals. It is easy for a year to pass and to feel like we have made little or no progress in our work, personal, and home life. Goals are a great way to make sure we are taking steps towards the future we want. If you have not taken the time to do so, sit down and write out your goals for this year.
2. Tell others
We don't need statistics to tell us that keeping our resolutions and achieving our goals is hard! They are even harder when we do it alone. Sharing your goals with others not only provides great accountability, but it also provides the encouragement you will need to stay strong and preserver. Be sure to share your goals with people who will cheer you on, and find one or two who will hold you accountable.
3. Take actions each day to achieve them
Most goals we set take time and intentionality to achieve. The best way to tackle your annual goals is to break them down into smaller monthly, weekly, and daily milestones. Each morning, think of one thing you can do to get you closer to your goal...and then actually do it! Accomplishing your daily goal gives you momentum and motivation to keep working towards your bigger goals.
4. Never give up
Achieving your goals doesn't happen over night. There will be good days and bad in your journey. Remember each day is a fresh start and a new opportunity to succeed. On the days where you feel like giving up, take time to reflect on the reasons why you chose the goal in the first place. Remind yourself why you care and the importance of this goal being met. Take a moment to reflect on the progress you have made. If you need a little more motivation, talk to one of your cheerleaders to give you the inspiration you need to keep going.
Remember this, you only fail if you quit.
I wish you the best, and as always, remember the world is waiting for you!