2018 has come to a close. This is the time when most people are pumped up about the changes they want to make in their lives and the goals they want to achieve in the new year. This probably explains why gyms are full in the first weeks of January yet this somehow fizzles out as the year progresses.
I am a firm believer in goal setting. However it need not be done on the 1st of January. Any day is a good day to start something. Below are a few suggestions on how to deliver on your 2019 goals/ resolutions. (I am not bothered about semantics. The important thing is that you are working on achieving something that is important to you)
1. Write them down. This is extremely important. Don’t just have them in your head and expect that something will happen. The act of writing down is a commitment you are making to yourself and allows you to come back at set intervals to review your progress.
2. Once you have written them down, put them somewhere where you can see them often. I have always written mine down in my journal but this year i am doing something different that i saw from my niece. She has a white board in her bedroom which has all she is working on at a particular time. As she achieves her goals she ticks them off and adds new ones. So in addition to writing in my journal, i will have them somewhere where i can constantly see them.
3.Break down each goal/ resolution into smaller building blocks that will ultimately lead you to the big goal. The smaller blocks should be specific, measurable, achievable and time bound. For example, if you would like to start a business in 2019, your smaller building blocks would include tasks such as writing your business plan, registering the company, open bank accounts for your business and so on. As you tick off these smaller tasks, you will be building towards your bigger goal.
4. Find an accountability partner that you trust and can share these with so that they can hold you accountable and also encourage you when you face challenges. It is also possible to have different accountability partners for different goals/ resolutions. Your accountability partner on your weight loss journey need not be the same person as the one for starting your business or achieving a certain career goal. It is well and good if you find one person who is a able to do this but it is usually not the case.
5. Commit to a schedule for progress review of your goals on your own as well as with your accountability partner.
6. Finally get up and actually ‘do something’.
7. Whilst at it, remember to enjoy yourself.
I have declared 2019 my year of #boldmoves. I will be making some really bold moves that i will share with you on this platform. Remember to follow me here to receive updates and be inspired as we ‘journey together’