The New Year is finally here! It’s not too late to set your plans for 2017. As the New Year and a another chapter begins, you must plan to succeed and embrace change. And while starting over may seem difficult, a new start is something you owe to yourself. There’s a proven method to achieving your goals. I’ve learned a lot from my mentors over the years and I applied many of these in 2016; I’ll share them with you today.
I wanna share with you the 7 Effective Strategies to Get Your Goals This New Year:
1. Know Your Why
Your goals must be aligned to your purpose and core values so you will always have the passion to work for it no matter the circumstances.
2. Be Specific
Goals like make more money, achieve financial and time freedom, and have more savings are doomed to fail because they lack specificity. For higher chances of succeeding, be more specific. Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals. This way, you can also easily track your progress.
3. Put it to Writing
Simply thinking about your goals doesn’t do you any justice. In fact, studies have shown that people who put their goals into writing increase the likelihood of achieving it by up to 70%. Once done with writing it down, you may also want to place the sticky notepads on places in your home that you can see all the time. This will serve as a reminder of the goals you want to achieve.
4. Create your Environment
Whatever is around you affects you, so it is highly suggested that you create a favorable environment for you. Keep a home office, de-clutter your space, and surround yourself with positive people who will always inspire you to do your best.
5. Only Have One Major Goal
When you put your efforts in too many things, you are absolutely bound to be out of track. So, only have one major goal in 2017, stick to it, and break it down to smaller, more achievable goals. Start small yet strong.
6. Focus on the Process
Focusing on the big picture has its perks, but it also has its downsides. So, I suggest you focus on the process itself. Suppose you aim to hit a 6-figure income in 2017, focus on how you will be able to achieve it – what skills can you hone? What training can you get? What kind of people would you rather hang around with? These are just some basic questions worth investing your money and time in. Besides these, you can also have a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly goal that you can start focusing on.
7. Forgive and forget about your failures
Whatever happened in your life this year is already part of an old chapter, so let it go with acceptance and face the New Year with confidence and faith. Your prior setbacks and failures don’t define you, your attitude and how you react will. Remember, persistence pays off. So, dust yourself off and get back in the saddle.
Life rewards those who work hard and smart for it!