|It's that time of year again... time to set those New Years resolutions or goals that you would like to achieve for the year. Although not everyone sets new goals to work on, many people do, and it's most common on the 1st day of a new year.
Check out the resolutions that people in the US set for last year in the chart below:
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"If you pay attention to small milestones you become more and more confident towards your end goal. You start believing that you can actually do it, and you eventually do it for real."
Are you surprised that most people set the intention to save money? It actually make a lot of sense.. the holidays can leave a dent in many people's bank accounts, so it can be normal to want to get back on track with finances. The second resolution is to focus on health and get in shape, which is why there is usually a spike in gym membership signs ups around this time.
Think about the last time you set a goal or resolution.. were you able to achieve it? If so, congratulations! It can feel so good to get things done and meet an expectation you have set for yourself and your life. Sometimes our goals can get put the side or not quite achieved, even if we start out strong and with high expectations towards these achievements we want to accomplish.
So what can we do to set achievable goals and to keep on track so that we can actually cross that finish line (and maybe even drink some champagne to celebrate accomplishing a resolution we want to achieve)?! Having a plan, setting the intention, and keeping ourselves accountable along the way is the key.
In this article, we'll be taking a look at a super simple process of identifying goals and writing these down using a free printable goal planner you can download and use for any area or goal you have for yourself and your life.
Ready? ... Set! ... Goal plan!
"Sometimes the best way to grow is to cut back."
I have talked about how great I think Marie Forleo is many times before on the blog.. and here she is again! I am also a believer in finding methods that are short, sweet and to the point, so I was excited to find a video she shared a few years ago on goal setting. It's only 11 minutes long, and 2 quick steps so be sure to check it out!
She explains her 2-step process to setting and achieving goals in the video below, but here is a quick run-down:
The Purge: Write down everything you want to accomplish in the next 12 months in three areas (yourself, your relationships, your business or career).
The Prune: Downsize your list leaving only the most important goals that you want to achieve.. be ruthless and use Marie's filter suggestions (think about the payoff for yourself, benefit to others, who will you have to become to pull off the goal).
Download the Free Goal Planner
Grab your copy of this FREE GOAL PLANNER which will help you to break down each of your goals into ACTION STEPS to take in your pursuit of getting things done this year. Get started today, download your copy!
Let me know the goals you have decided for yourself and your progress in the comments section below! Let's make this year a great one and remember to be kind to ourselves as we work towards each goal we set for ourselves.
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