Year after year, January comes along and many people say their New Year’s Resolutions. Whether it is:
- I want to change the way “blank”
- I want to make this amount of “$$$”
- I want to lose this “many pounds”
- I want “this or that” for myself, family or out of life
All of those resolutions are great things to strive for but you must be willing to work at them. It is a good habit to make goals for yourself, have you thought about what you are going to do to hit those goals? It is easy to say “I am going to do this or that” and by the middle and to the end of the year, those resolutions will either fade away or get pushed to the side which could possibly leave you feeling discouraged or disappointed that you did not reach them. So, when January comes along again, you tell yourself that you are going to do “that goal” this year. How many years do you plan to let pass you by?
CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT GOALS
The first thing I want you to do is ask yourself the following:
- How do I feel when I don’t accomplish a goal?
- Was that a realistic goal I was able to reach?
- What efforts did I make towards getting to that goal?
Don’t set yourself up for failure. Goals should not be made and then put to the side. The effort you take in making the goal is as important as getting there. No goals are perfect because you are not perfect but you have the opportunity to achieve whatever you set your mind to. Set goals you feel good about and can achieve but they must lead you towards what you want. You will be surprised at how good you will feel when you meet that goal. Dedicate yourself to making goals that are not far-fetched. If your goal is to make 100,000 a year and you only made 35,000 in the previous year with no set plan at achieving it, the less likely that you will not achieve it. Just saying you will do something is not a plan. You must work towards making your goals become a reality.
FYI: Have you ever thought about how much time you have in a year to attain your goals? Did you know that there is a total of 8,760 hours in a year (excluding leap year) and if you sleep 8 hours a night- or day for 3rd shifters- which is 2,920 hours, that leaves you 5,840 hours to hit the goals you made for the year? Think about when you factor in other obligations? If you look at it, that is not a whole lot of time to sit back and think about what you should be doing to get to your goal. You need to start taking MASSIVE action TODAY towards achieving your goals.
MAKING YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR GOALS
Here is one way on how to reach attainable reasonable goals, ACCOUNTABILITY. It is essential for you to be accountable for the actions you take towards your goal. Setting resolutions or goals should be more than just putting them down on paper and saying that I will get to this or that point in your life. Decide what needs to happen to meet your goal(s) and work at doing something towards it every day. Only you can take the steps needed for success! It all boils down to consistent actions.
Make your goals a “BIG DEAL” to help you establish accountability for yourself. Tell yourself, “If I don’t HIT the goals that I set, I am letting myself down”. Believe in what you speak or what you set. If you do what you say you are going to do every time and hold yourself accountable, it will become a habit that you want to keep to yourself. HABITS CREATE SUCCESS.
EXAMINE THE WAY YOU SET GOALS
It is not ok to have goals without holding yourself accountable but you must also look at the way you are setting these goals. Instead of just looking at the goal you have for the year in one big chunk; plan to set monthly goals and then break that down into weekly smaller reasonable goals. Do these steps and aim to stay on track no matter what.
You should be setting steady monitored goals that you can achieve and then build on that. But if reach the goals you set consistently, you will continue to aim at conquering those goals. You need to monitor your activity and the best way to do that is by documenting the activities you have done. Doing this will show how you are progressing. If you don’t have anything to compare your goals to, how can you know how close you are to your goal?
We hope this article on HOW TO REACH ATTAINABLE REASONABLE GOALS will armed you with the knowledge you need to get started moving forward to where you want to go instead of being held back with discouragement and disappointments. Remember, for every goal you set, you should have a step by step plan in order to reach that goal. Breaking down your goals into monthly, weekly or maybe daily objectives will help them to be more attainable.
So, what is the main goal you want to reach this year? We would love to hear your goals. Feel free to share this if you got value. Thanks for reading!
Supreme Investing Group, LLC