- 2nd January, 2019
Goal Setting for a New Year
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Goal setting is something most business people have at the top of their to do list. Many of us sit around between Christmas and New Year or on New Years Eve and discuss how we want the year ahead to work out. Few of us however look at what we achieved in the last year, so is it worth the bother?
New Year Resolutions and goal setting might be our favourite pastime up to 1st January, but 12th January is known as “Quitters’ Day”. This was named by Strava the social networking platform for athletes. They carried out research in to how long people on average maintained their goals. Less than 2 weeks?
Make Goal Setting work for you
Are there better way to achieve our goals or is it just that we set goals that we are not that bothered about achieving or that are not realistic? We did some research amongst our members at Workplace about goal setting and the consensus seemed to be that we forgot about these goals in the chaos of life. Although they are in the back of our minds and nag us, all the everyday events of a busy life overtook them.
Habit is the best way to make your goals part of your life. This means being repetitive at your goal and focusing in it over a period. Matt Cutts did a short TED presentation on doing something new for 30 days. This would mean you taking one goal and practicing this every day for 30 days. Habit forming to keep this in your life. Maybe for you setting a new goal each month to do everyday for the month would make for success?
Take on a Cheer Leader
It is also believed that having a cheer leader or several cheer leaders is a necessity for helping maintain any changes. Many of us however want to keep them a secret for fear of humiliation when we fail. Setting ourselves up for failure at the start by this don’t you think?
Talking of failing, it is important to not quit at the first fall. It is ok to have a setback, but it does not mean that you should just discard this goal. Get back up, dust yourself down and go for it again. If it was not important to you, you would not have set it in the first place. Pick yourself up and start again at any point in the year.
Happiness in in our own hands
However you do it, whatever you want to achieve, all we advise it that you start somewhere. Goal setting is not always about making great changes it might be more about trying to make sure you achieve something with your hard-worked time. All most of us want to do is feel good about ourselves and that is in our own hands.
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