We are halfway through 2018 and wanted to address those New Year’s resolutions you made back in January. 1000+ participants in a 2017 survey of New Year's Resolutions ( https://www.statista.com/statistics/378105/new-years-resolution/) showed that the majority of Americans wanted to save more money or get in better shape. Those are very vague goals, however, and I would guess many of them were not completed.
If those goals hit close to home or even if they don’t and you have completely different ones, consider using the SMART method to making your 2018 goals. This acronym stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Based. There is a free template here if you need help ( https://www.toolshero.com/time-management/smart-goals/#download)
But let’s take this one step further. My guess is that “knowledge” is not the problem. For example, regarding weight loss, many of us know that we should eat healthy and exercise. We may have even read a few of the thousands of books on the subject. Our problem is likely with the execution aspect. Wesley Wiley, a local personal development coach discusses more about execution in this article ( https://www.wesleywiley.com/my-personal-3-step-formula-for-success/). He talks about daily action which is so crucial. Zig Zigler gives us a great pearl with this quote, “you don’t have to be GREAT to start, but you have to START to be great”. So let's start today.
Now that you have a goal for 2018 and you modified it to the SMART template, what are 2-3 small but important things you could do every single day in order to accomplish it before 2019? There is so much power to be harnessed in small, daily action steps. Write down your action steps on some index cards and place them everywhere. More importantly, start doing them daily. Consider finding someone to keep you accountable to increase your chance for success.
We would love to hear from you. Feel free to share some of your daily action steps below.