Happy New Year! This is your chance to shine. I’m not talking about making new year’s resolutions. Goal setting has more depth than that.
Don’t be too ambitious. Setting a few goals for 2020 is enough. Separate them into long-term and short-term goals. Your long-term goals may take several months, a year, or several years to accomplish. Short-term goals can take one day, a week, or a month to reach.
Check your progress along the way. Weekly for short-term goals and monthly for long-term goals. This will give you regular feedback and allow you to make any necessary adjustments to reach the end goal successfully. Reward yourself for your hard work. Do not punish yourself for any failures.
Goals should be clear, challenging, and realistic. Push yourself along the way but not too hard.
It’s best to put goals in writing. There is more of a commitment when you do. Not only do you want to write down the end goal but all steps necessary to obtain success. For example, if you have a long-term goal such as saving $5,000 by the end of 2020, break it down into bite size pieces. List things you will do weekly and monthly to reach your saving’s goal by year end.
Do not make any of your goals in a negative way. Instead of saying, “I’m always broke, I really need to save “X” amount of dollars by the end of 2020,” say, “I want to save “X” amount by the end of the year.” Be optimistic and true towards the goals you have set.
Accountability may help you obtain your goals. Go ahead and tell your friends about your goals. They should be willing to support you and hold you accountable.
Believe in yourself! You’ve got it covered. With careful planning and navigation, you can do anything. Good luck and God Bless!
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