It doesn’t seem possible that another year has passed and a new year begun! You’re no doubt on holidays, due to return soon or you’ve have had your vacation and back in the swing of things for 2016. Whatever the case, during your break you may have contemplated what 2016 will bring, will it be happier, m0re successful, productive and fulfilling than 2015, 2014, 2013? You may have made adjustments already to eat healthier, exercise more, have better interpersonal relationships at work, have a more balanced work/life ratio or your ambitions may be really high…. a total makeover! How do you sustain and reach the goals and changes you desire for 2016 , when only 8% achieve the goals they made at the beginning of each year?
7 tips to help you reach your goals:
- Only have 1-2 things to change at any one time on your list at any one time, not a complete makeover, is important. Life is busy with competing priorities, therefore setting small attainable goals throughout the year will be easier to achieve. As soon as one of your goals is solid and isn’t taxing to maintain, start on a new one.
- Be specific, don’t say “Im going to change jobs” rather “Im going to meet with X recruitment agencies, do due diligence on the firms that have jobs available to create the environment and role I want to work in….. and then decide.” The more positive and specific the goal/s the easier to measure your success.
- Design your own goal/s, for you by you, not on what others expect of you.
- Chart your goals by means of a personal diary or a ” to do list” then cross off your successes, which at the least, can build accountability to yourself. Where possible, tell others your goals, make your goal/s obvious to others as well as yourself.
- Most people think they fail due to lack of willpower or lack of determination. However, you have as much willpower or determination as you think you have. Don’t underestimate the power of your thoughts, positive or negative, in how successful you will be in reaching your goal/s.
- The saying “motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going” requires a daily habit/routine in line with your goal/s that will essentially create the change you want.
- If you require external assistance to reach your career of personal goals, don’t be afraid to ask for help, its your success thats on the line!
A goal will take around four weeks before it begins to feel less awkward, and six to eight weeks before it begins to feel natural. Change becomes easier with time, hang in there!
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