Goal Setting for 2019
Have you set your new years resolution?
To be honest I don't like the idea of a 'new years resolution'. New year's resolutions are experience killers! It has a negative connotation that we should be focused on the finish line rather than the process and this is where a lot of people get unstuck with achieving what they want.
You have the end in site but not the steps to get you there.
With goal setting I like to set goals with a positive purpose and that give positive feedback for eg. rather than setting a goal that you want to 'lose 10kg' the goal could be to 'improve your health and fitness' (improving your health is part of losing weight in a safe and sustainable way and generally some form of exercise/activity is necessary to help you get the kilos off).
Identify the ‘why’ behind the goal you’re setting
Once you’ve identified the purpose of your goal, digging a little deeper as to why it’s important for you to achieve the goal will create a catalyst to keep you motivated along the way. At times when you don’t feel motivated coming back to your ‘why’ will get you off your ass or out of your excuses and help push you to keep going.
Write your goals down and share them
Putting pen to paper takes your vision out of your head and sets the first intention that you are serious about achieving your goal then sharing your goal with family and friends will help keep you accountable especially when they are interested and will ask about how you are going with it.
Set a time line and the milestones necessary to achieving your goal
Once you’ve set the time line of when you want to achieve your goal it’s important to work out the main steps that are going to help you get there. Write them down ad date them in the time line.
When looking to achieve a purposeful goal usually we won’t have all the skills and knowledge required to get us to where we want to be. This is where a coach or expert in the field you a wanting to grow in will help fill in the gaps or it may require signing up for a course or be as simple as downloading an app.
Learn to love the journey
The more love and intention you put into each process and integrate the changes into your everyday life the better the chance you have at succeeding!