As 2017 is coming to an end, I had a chance to reflect back on my goals for this year. Some of them included running the NYC Marathon, growing my blog and personal development. Luckily, I was able to accomplish almost all of them and plan on setting bigger ones for 2018. Below, I listed my tips for goal setting to make dreams become a reality for this coming year.
Write Down Your Goals: Research shows that writing your goals down makes them much more likely to happen. I like to keep a personal growth journal that I use to write down my goals and ideas I have for my future. This allows you to make an achievable plan and clearly see the steps in front of you that need to be taken.
Create A Reasonable Timeline: One of the most important aspects of goal setting is being realistic with your time. Set up your goals on a timeline basis and take time to think out how long the process to achieve the goal will take. For example, if one of your goals is to join a new gym in 2018, your goal may be “sign up for new gym by February 1st”. This agenda will keep you accountable and on track.
Break Up Goals Into Categories: Identify areas of your life that you want to improve upon in the coming year. These can include fitness, career, financial and relationship goals along with many more. When writing your goals, add the category at the top of your list and clearly list what you want to accomplish in the upcoming year.
Pay Attention To Your Daily Routine: Success is truly a reflection of your actions taken each day. Start paying close attention to what your typical day looks like and make the necessary adjustments needed to make your goals come to pass. Small actions taken each day add up to the success and results you’re looking for.
Remember Why You Started: It’s easy to be fueled with motivation in the New Year, however, after a few months your routine can easily become old. When these feelings start to come, flip open the journal you started and reread what you wrote. This will help you remember why you started and give you the motivation to pick back up and continue on with your mission.