As the new year approaches, setting goals is one thing on everyone’s mind. “New year, new me.” - a sentence that you are probably already hearing from a select few. Setting goals for yourself and for your business is fun and exciting, but it’s only fun and exciting if you follow through.
A lot of people say that they want to do things, they want to achieve things and they want to experience things and the keyword there is “say”. We know that we’ve been there - we say all these things, but never actually follow through.
We don’t want that for you in the new year, so here are a few tips on how to follow through with your goals.
Write them down
Instead of saying it and forgetting about it two seconds later, spend some time writing down exactly what you want to accomplish or do. Put as much detail in as possible about your goal and why you want to achieve it.
Break it down into smaller goals
Often the things that we want to achieve are pretty scary when realizing how much work and time will go into it, not to mention how long it will take to actually achieve it. Have your big, end goal in mind, but have smaller goals along the way. If you’re constantly hitting the small goals you will be winning all the time and before you know it, you’ll be hitting your end goal.
Now we don’t mean you must tell your goals to every single person that you know and the strangers in the coffee show. Tell someone you trust and that will keep you accountable. If you know that you will never look at that piece of paper again where you wrote your goals down, then have someone by your side making sure that you are working towards what you want for yourself.
We’re big believers in everyone being able to accomplish what they set their minds to, but when setting goals you have to be realistic. You cannot set a goal to be a Michelin star chef in a week when you’ve never cooked a meal before. Setting realistic goals will ensure that you see progress and stay on track instead of being disappointed and giving up.
Give yourself a time frame
When setting goals, be as specific as possible. Know what you want to achieve, why you want to achieve it, how you are going to achieve it and most importantly, when you are going to achieve it. There is no use working towards your goals and you have no time frame. Create a sense of urgency and start working.
Remember that goals are personal to you and if you can think it, and you are passionate enough to follow through, you really can do anything. We know that 2022 is going to be the year that you achieve all that you set your mind to. We believe in you!