Instead Of Creating Traditional New Year’s Resolutions And Goals, Try This Instead
My Latest Forbes Article That Could Help Jump Start Your New Year
Good morning, good afternoon or good evening - depending on when you are reading this. I hope your holiday and year-end is going as well as can be, all things considered.
Based on the time of year, it’s more likely than not that you’ll come across a barrage of articles and headlines talking about new year’s resolutions and goal setting. Here’s mine.
Before you dismiss it as another one of ‘those,’ I would really encourage you to give it a quick read. In the article published on Forbes, I cover the strategies and tips that I’ve found to be helpful in goal setting and accomplishing goals.
The one sentence version of it is this: break down your big goals into small, tactical goals where you can make incremental progress each day or week. This approach can make a world of difference and can separate your goals from the millions of resolutions that go unaccomplished each year.
If the topic of setting goals is front and center for you too, it’s worth knowing that 80 percent of resolutions aren’t achieved and most quit by February?
Let’s unpack the reasons why and understand how you can be part of the successful 20 percent.
The guidance outlined below is for anyone who has struggled with achieving ambitious goals they set at the start of the year.
One well-known idea involves using the SMART mnemonic acronym, meaning to make goals specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. This is a key pillar of any objective you set, but you’ll need a more tactical approach to more consistently accomplish the big goals.
Consider starting with the following question: what small daily targets can you set that are strictly about removing friction and reinforcing the behavior you want to see? This doesn’t have to mean you are tackling a big goal each day but rather is about building the right processes, routines, and environment that minimizes points of failure.
One way to make meaningful progress towards your aspirations is to shift your actual goals into smaller micro-habits that require less effort and mental strain, knowing they will collectively drive you closer to your end goal…