Happy New Year Everyone!
A new year offers a fresh start and new will to tackle goals. But don’t just vaguely wish your goals into reality- write (yes, with a paper and pen, or put it in the notes of your phone, whatever, just have it written somewhere you can reference it) your goals using the SMART technique:
Goals work best when there is no room for interpretation. Be specific with your New Year’s Resolution so there isn’t any wiggle room, because we both know if there’s a way to modify or misconstrue goals we set in January, come July we’ll do it.
How will you know once you’ve achieved your New Year’s Resolution? I use the “done and won” analogy on projects all the time- how do you know when you’re done, and how do you know if you’ve won? Ask yourself the same questions when trying to determine what success will look like.
Don’t ruin your chances of succeeding before you’ve even begun; make sure you write a Resolution that is actually possible.
How does your Resolution tie in with your day-to-day life? How aligned is it with your personal ethos and where you are personally/professionally/etc.? I’d love to go live the life of a 20 year old supermodel as much as the next person lol, but setting a goal like that isn’t really setting myself up for success.
T- Time Bound
Give yourself a deadline! This also helps you develop a schedule and strategy to hit your target by the deadline you give yourself.
What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions? Write them below!