Yay for a New Year!! Honestly, mine has started off a little rocky, but today is a new day! 🙌🏻
I wanted to quickly share three simple tips that I’ll be using this year to help me stick to and achieve my goals.
- WRITE THEM DOWN. Because: A. If they’re just floating in your head, you can accidentally forget your goals. B. When you have your goals written down, you are able to better prioritize them. And, BONUS you may even take somethings off your list because they’re really not that important in comparison to another. C. You get to strike through, check off, highlight, or all of the above, when you achieve something!! And that creates momentum. D. I read somewhere that people who write down their goals are 42% more likely to achieve them than those who don’t. And it increases to 78% for those who also tell a friend– which leads me to my next point.
- ACCOUNTABILITY. I certainly feel the pressure to accomplish something I said I was going to when others are in on it. For example, I’ve been wanting finish my baby’s “first year” book for six months now. No one knew that. So that project has been put off day by day, week by week, month by month. And was almost completely off the radar. And because no one knew that, I didn’t have very much motivation to accomplish it. SO here I am to tell you, that I will have it finished by January 31st. EEK! That’s a lofty, slightly stressful goal for my schedule. BUT the pressure is on. And I really don’t want to come February 1st with excuses of why I didn’t make it happen. See how that works?!
- SET A DATE. I didn’t say I would have the baby book ready sometime in February or before her second birthday, right? That is too fluid of a deadline. And how can someone keep me accountable to that?! They won’t. And I really need
themYOU to. For the sake of my baby. I don’t want her thinking I love her less than her big sister. 😉
Do you have any tips that help you stay on track with your goals?!