Set new year goals and achieve them to make your life successful
Setting goals is one thing which you need for succeeding in life. The new year always comes with new hopes and new resolutions. Tapping that new enthusiasm to accomplish what you want in life helps you in gaining success.
Without goals, our life drifts like the leaf in the air. This leaf goes wherever the wind takes it. If we tie a small pebble to it and throw it, it will go in the direction in which we throw it. Here pebble is the goal. And leaf reaches either its destination or near to the destination. Same is our life with goals.
Why goal setting is important?
Setting realistic goals is important to accomplish anything in life. All successful people set goals and work hard to achieve them. Resolutions which are not written never become achievable. If you cannot remember your goals daily, you get to forget them in day to day tasks of daily life.
Always set the goal with a time-bound to it. Time-bound goals are easy to accomplish as you feel an urgency to accomplish that in a given time. If you don’t set time for that, your mind starts feeling that you have all the time to work on that specific goal and you don’t feel any urgency to accomplish that.
” Those who have a WHY can bear almost any HOW. ” Victor Frankl
- How SMART goals can beat procrastination
- Time management strategies to beat procrastination
- How to accomplish goals while working from home
1. Identify your goals
The preliminary task in setting goals is to identify them. What do you want to accomplish in this particular year? To identify your goals, you need to ask yourself some questions
- Why these goals are important to me?
- Will they improve my life?
- How I will improve with these?
- What impact these goals will have on me?
- What I will learn about reaching the goals?
It is not the goal in itself which gives you happiness but the journey of reaching the goal will make you happy and content. Having goals with values will take you on the path of success. The ultimate goal for everything you do is getting happiness. But what if your happiness gets lost in the pursuit of achieving goals?
2. Introspect your last year
Introspecting your last year helps you in having an idea on where you fell short in terms of achievements. This will let you make any changes required to reach nearer to your goals. Stopping and analysing where you went wrong is like slowing down at speed breakers.
It gives you time to think about any changes you need to make in your journey.
3. Keep your goals SMART
Yes, setting SMART goals keep you on the track of attainable goals. Mere setting a huge goal which seems to be unrealistic will not motivate you to take action. You may start to procrastinate the particular tasks. But if you will set goals which seems to be reachable, taking action will be easy. I use this planner to set my goals.
S Specific: Specific goals gives you clarity and vision to undertake those tasks that will help in steering you towards success. A vague goal may not motivate you to work daily. A well-defined goal will inspire you to wake up daily with a plan to work on it daily.
“I will lose weight this year” is a vague goal’
Where, how, what you will do to lose weight will give specific dimensions to your weight loss goal.
M Measurable: A measurable goal is what you can measure in terms of how much and how many. Or in simple words you know the magnitude of goal.
I will lose weight this year is not measurable. I will lose 20 pounds is measurable. You know the end result.
A Achievable, Attainable: Goals which seems to be possible but you have to push your self to come out of your comfort zone are achievable goals.
R Relevant, Realistic: Goals must relevant to you and your needs. It depends on what you want in your life. And also goals should be realistic.
T Time-bound, tangible: Goal should be time-bound. If you think that you have all the time to accomplish your goal, you may not be prompted to work towards its completion. But if you have a time limit, you will be urged to accomplish your goal.
4. Use positive words to set goals
Always use positive words to set your goals. Goals with a positive sentiment always work better. Instead of ‘ I will not eat chips for one week ‘ say ‘ I will eat nuts as snacks’ is much better. It is said that our subconscious mind cannot understand ‘No’. It works by visualising the image of the task.
If you say ‘I will not eat chips’, your subconscious will delete the ‘Not’ and your urge to eat chips will remain the same. Setting positive goals takes you on the journey of achievements and success.
5. Set motivating goals
Goals should be very personal to you and your own self. Goals should be important to you and your self. The thought of outcome should motivate you to embark on the journey and take little steps daily to reach the final destination.
If you sit with eyes closed, think about the outcome of that particular goal, it should motivate you to take action now. This kind of goal will really help you in your pursuit of happiness.
6. Write down your goals
As we all know, writing your goals makes them concrete and tangible. It becomes easy to work on goals when you can see them daily. Written goals are easy to plan and take action. When you know you have to accomplish certain goals at a certain time, you take action. You can use this printable planner to set your goals and rock your new year.
7. Make an action plan for goals and stick to it
Simply setting goals but not working on it will not bring fruits but making an action plan will help you achieve your desired outcome. For example, you know the outcome and you want to reach at it in a certain time, divide that time into smaller chunks. And start working on it.
8. Break your goals into smaller chunks
Breaking your goals into smaller chunks will help you to take action. And taking action is the most important step in achieving your goals. Sometimes you just procrastinate and procrastinate but when you see the task in a simpler form, taking action becomes easy.
9. Assign different times to work on goals
Assigning time to your tasks will urge you to complete the task in the given time. If you will not assign the time to your tasks, your mind will be in relaxed mode. It is better to work on your tasks with time-bound to them.
10. Choose goals which make you happy
Never leave this exercise of feeling about your goals. Whenever you sit to set goals for your life, be mindful about how you feel when you think of accomplishing it. If you feel happy about your goal, it means the outcome is really important to you and your life.
11. Be optimistic about your goals
Be optimistic even if you feel like you are not reaching your milestones. You may be just a few steps behind your goals. You may reach after a few more steps or by making a few changes.
12. Create goals for different areas of life
Creating goals for every aspect of life is so important because if you neglect any area of life, it may keep you unhappy. It is in your best interest to keep in mind to set goals for each and every area of life. This printable planner from Nadalie Bardo of its all you boo will really help you in setting goals for all these areas of life.
13. Embrace the failure and move on
It is not always possible to be successful. If it is like this, don’t feel bad but make necessary changes and move on. Making changes in your goals and the action plan is a part of setting goals and making them successful.
14. Enjoy the process of reaching your goals
Sit with your eyes closed and feel how you feel about your goals. You should feel happy at this very moment. If you feel happy about your goals, it means you are on the correct path of your achievements. After all, we do everything to make our lives and families happy.
15. Be flexible with the change
If at any point, you have to make changes in your goals, be flexible about it. Rather than getting stuck at what seems to be not giving you any results, it is better to make changes and move on.
16. Make changes if required
This one is related to what we have discussed in step 15. Always be specific about your goals and if you feel, like you are not getting the desired results, it is better to change the way you want to achieve your goals and
17. Identify your virtues and work on them
Everybody is blessed with some beautiful skillset and virtues by nature. Identify what are your virtues and skill set and work on them. Hone your virtues as this will help you in achieving your goals.
Suppose you have these qualities
- Positive outlook for life
- Patient, humble
There is a long list of virtues out of which you may possess some or little bit of everything. Why not identify them and see which ones can really make you a better person and increase the chances of success.
18. Reward yourself on small accomplishments
This one is my favourite. I love to reward myself at every small accomplishment. If you attach a reward with achievement, you will be more inclined to accomplish your tasks and goals. For me, after writing a blog post, it is a cup of tea. I love my tea. The aroma of tea urges me to write fast and complete your post.
19. Goals in a nutshell
I f you really want to succeed on your goals this year set them and slay them with this planner.
- Identify your goals and Introspect your last year
- Keep your goals SMART and use positive words to set goals
- Set motivational goals
- Write down your goals and make an action plan for your goals and stick to it
- Break your goals into smaller chunks
- Assign different times to work on goals
- Be optimistic about your goals
- Create goals for different areas of life
- Be optimistic about your goals
- Embrace the failure and move on
- Enjoy the process and be flexible with change
- Identify your virtues and work on them
- Reward yourself on accomplishments
- How to reduce stress when working on goals while working from home
- How to achieve your dreams by planning and slaying the goals
These are my favourite ideas to set goals and slay them to find success in life. Let us set goals and reach them in this coming year. Celebrate your new year with new enthusiasm and new milestones to reach in life.
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