So we´re there again. A new year is beginning and many of us use it as a start on a new journey towards a personal goal. Can you reach your goals in 2019?
Is this a good tactic, setting new years resolutions? Studies show that only 8% succeed with their set goals. Why is that? What is missing here?
Setting realistic goals
For me it is all about setting realistic goals with clear milestones and tasks to reach the goal. Many fail with their resolutions because they don´t fit the life phase or are just to hard to reach. The goal is wrong, and your should refocus on a goal that is reachable.
To be able to achieve your goals, you must learn how to set a good goal. A goal should be reachable, with an outcome you can expect to achieve given your skills, motivation, and values. Then you can reach your goals in 2019.
5 keys to reach your goals in 2019
- A realistic goal is based on your desires, abilities
andinterests. For example, when choosing a career goal, you have to set a goal you really desire. If you don’t like math and dread balancing your checkbook each month, then accounting would not be a realistic career goal.
- You must believe that you can reach your goal and that it is possible to reach it within a reasonable length of time. If you are saving money for a big expense, such as a car or an apartment, you need to know how much money you can set aside each month (or even IF you can set aside any money) and how long it will take to achieve your goal.
- An attainable goal is measurable. Establish a time frame and a foreseeable outcome. For example, If your goal is to start your own business, choose a time frame. “I want to my own business within 1 year” is a better goal. The reason you want to make your goal measurable is so that you can determine when you’ve reached your goal.
- Rarely will you set a goal and be able to follow it through to completion without any problems. In working towards your college degree, you might fail or withdraw from a course, or it might not be available when you go to register. These are temporary setbacks that may interrupt your progress. Reassess your plan for reaching your goal, then revise it, or make a new plan. Although it may take longer to reach your goal, it is time well spent if you are doing what you want to do.
- Take charge! Set goals you can control and determine your own time limit for completing them. No one can, or should, set goals for you. This is an opportunity to take on some personal responsibility.
Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent.Venus Williams