We are sitting in the last month of 2018 and as the year winds down it is time to start looking at what you want to accomplish in 2019. What do you crave, and how are you setting yourself up to make that happen. Every year thousands of people make big resolutions for the New Year and then fail to follow through. Why does that happen and how can you change the result. Setting your 2019 goals are just the first step, now let’s have a look at how to make that happen.
Set the Right Goals
You need to set goals that align with your values, you are more effective when your goals are in line with things that matter to you. When your goals matter deeply to you then your motivation comes from within. This type of motivation is stronger and helps with your chance of making your dreams happen.
Set Big Goals But Plan the Details
Everybody sets lofty goals for the upcoming year, you aim for the big prize like losing 100 lbs or starting your own business. You need to break those big goals down into manageable chunks. If you want to lose 100lbs start with losing 10lbs by Valentine’s Day. If you want to start a business then vow to have your business plan ready by the end of January. Small successes keep you motivated to keep going, so break your big goals down to smaller chunks.
Believe in Yourself
Everybody has set goals that in the back of their mind they didn’t really believe were even possible. This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You have already taken your big lofty goals and broke them down into something that you can manage. Yes, they might push you past your comfort zone but you have made them doable. Now it is time to believe in yourself and start taking action. Start with the small steps, you can totally do this.
Review Your Goals and Your Progress
Periodically throughout the year you need to take some time and check your progress, congratulate yourself on your victories and make adjustments where you need them. Keep your goals front and center throughout the year to help yourself stick to them. Set a schedule to review them about once a month to see where you’re at.
We all make New Year’s resolutions but this time put together a plan that will help you make your dreams a reality.