I find this time of year to be so exciting; there is hope and vision of what the year may hold for us. Dreams of big achievements and more. We set goals, make new year’s resolutions and vision boards.
Then somewhere in the middle of January reality kicks in, the wheels come off, we lose our mojo and just like that January 22nd becomes the most depressing day of the year.
But what would it be like if you could keep your focus and dedication? If you could be in possibility mode all year long, what would you be able to accomplish then?
Imagine what your life and business would be like if you could accomplish all your goals.
Here are my five secrets (tried and tested) tips to keep you focused and motivated to accomplish your new year’s resolutions:
1) Make sure you set goals that are SMART.
This means your goals are specific; they are measurable and achievable/attainable, your goals are realistic (and I like to add – somewhat risky), and last but not least they have a timeline (deadline).
2) Know why you want to accomplish these goals and be sure that they hold intrinsic value to you.
Intrinsic goals are goals that will personally bring you joy etc. when they are achieved. E.g. you want to lose 20lbs because it will boost your confidence (intrinsic) vs. you want to lose 20lbs, so other people will call you sexy (extrinsic). Or you want to get a higher paying job because you want to travel more (intrinsic) vs. it will please your spouse (extrinsic).
3) Install daily positive anchors and reminders of your goals and what it will be like when you achieve them.
Set reminders in your calendar, pictures on your desk or quotes as your screen saver. Make sure that where ever you turn you have positive reinforcements to help you stay motivated and focused.
4) Join a mastermind or get a coach.
Both of these will give you the accountability you need and will help you come up with effective strategies and inspiration to achieve your goals. If you need a mastermind – read more about joining my Savvy Success Masterminds here; or if you’re interested, remember you can book an intro call for private coaching sessions here.)
5) Forgive yourself and get back at it.
Be sure to be kind to yourself if you slip up or make a mistake. This one may be last on the list, but it shouldn’t be viewed as less important than the others. Practicing forgiveness and self-love will save you time and dramatically improve your chances of achieving your goals.
By using these tips I’ve personally been able to accomplish so much more and I’ve also helped my clients to do the same.
Happy New Year!
P.S. If you’re a business owner who’d like to join an exclusive and supporting group of women who can serve as your champions and expert panel, be sure to check out my savvy success mastermind groups here. Registration is now open until Feb 14th. Read more here.