Whether you love them, or hate them.
Achieve your goals each year, or drop off the wagon within a couple of months, maybe even weeks or days.
But I hear you cry ‘this year is my year, I’ve set myself up…..it’s got to get better.’
OK, then answer me this
What’s going to be different this year?
- How are you going to support yourself when ‘life gets in the way’?
- How committed are you?
- Are these goals that you set really yours, or someone elses?
What I mean by that is, if you have a look back over the last few years do you have a common theme each January – to give up alcohol, lose weight, buy a sports car, new home, earn certain amount of money, find your life partner ………. whatever, fill in the blanks for you.
And somehow January rolls by again, and the same goals are on your list in January.
Really, what happened.
I know I’ve caught myself in this boat many times, until I discovered the following to help me with the change and to stay on track.
1. Believe you can
If you only do one of these 7 steps, then this is the big one.
Our own self belief and our daily thoughts are critical to our success or failure.
Henry Ford said it so perfectly, ‘whether you think you can or you can’t you’re right’
So foster some positive belief and thoughts and be your own cheerleader.
2. Take baby steps
Break it down. What’s one thing you can do today towards your goal?
3. Keep it simple
Simplicity is definitely my word for 2016. In a nutshell – stop overthinking things, analysing everything, get out of your own way, and just do daily simple baby steps towards your goals.
4. Be consistent
When I look back on my past goals, comparing the ones that worked to the ones that didn’t, especially my running goals, it would be the consistent weekly runs, nutrition, adequate rest etc etc that kept me going in the direction of achieving my goals.
Even on days I didn’t feel like it, I did it anyway, because I had committed to myself.
5. Connect with others
Is there someone you can achieve the goal with or a physical/online community group that can support you towards your goal cheering you on from the sidelines.
6. Have fun
Life is supposed to be fun, so add some enjoyment into your life on a daily basis.
7. Celebrate every small success
Why hold off on celebrating until you achieve your ‘big goal’. Life is supposed to be fun, so break into a ‘happy dance’, have some fun whilst celebrating the small milestones along the way.
That way you’re letting yourself know that you’re doing a ‘good job’, you’re on track and you’re heading in the right direction.
So whatever you set in 2016 and intend to make happen, be kind to yourself, keep on going and believe in yourself.
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