Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two…one, Happy New Year! The clock strikes midnight and there is nothing but excitement in the air. Everyone shares hugs and kisses, and suddenly there’s a new jolt of life that makes itself present. You make those ‘New Year’s resolutions’ and jot down your goals, but then the year begins…Months pass by and your question becomes, “what have I done?”
Perhaps the idea of setting your NY goals was inspiring at the moment, but then the pressure set in and your goals stretched further and further out of reach. Then, we become our own worst enemies thinking we just can’t achieve those things.
However, as with everything else in life, your lowest points are an opportunity to put steps in place to help you achieve those goals one by one. The chance is still yours for the taking, and will always be. Here’s some tips to get you back on track…
First, it is very important to know why you’re trying to achieve a certain goal. What are your reasons and why does they matter? Jot them down, and remind yourself of these reasons when you’re feeling defeated. As Bob Marley said, “everything in life got its purpose. Find its reason, in every season…”
Secondly, your goals need to become a part of your everyday life. Doing something invested toward achieving your goal needs to become second nature for at least 30 minutes of your day, every day. Make the time to focus reaching your own personal milestones, you deserve it.
It’s important to remind yourself of your goals, so put them up everywhere! On the fridge, on your whiteboard, or even in your wardrobe. The important thing is to see it where you spend most of your time. Reminding yourself daily will give you that urge and encouragement to keep going.
Lastly, hold yourself accountable. However that looks for you. You have to decide what it’s going to take for you to get to the other side of your goal and execute it. Don’t give yourself room for excuses, show up for yourself.
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