Congratulations! You’ve made it to 2018 and if you’re like me – you’ve laid out some goals and dreams about things you want to accomplish this year. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned is that a goal without a plan is a wish. You can wish for something but until you actually put some action and work behind it – all it will be is – a wish!
I had an amazing year in 2017 because I challenged myself to implement things I had never done before to stretch me in my personal and business life. One of those things was setting goals and making sure I worked hard to achieve them. I can recall a few years where I jumped on the same “new resolution” bandwagon everyone seems to be jumping on but really all I was doing was wishing for things I wasn’t willing to put in the word and effort for to see the results I desired. It’s not that I didn’t want to succeed, I just wasn’t willing to pay the price for the results I wanted.
In order to reach your goals and be successful in 2018 – You have to be willing to pay a price. Success comes at a cost and no matter what you do, you cannot skip the process. The one thing that will be different about everyone that came up with new year resolutions this year – are those that will be relentless in their pursuit. Don’t just settle for goals you’ve written down but put some work behind it and watch the results you see as you remain consistent.
Here are 3 steps you can take to set some goals and crush every single time:
1. Set an overall goal then break it down by quarter, months and weeks
One of the top goals for many at the beginning of every year is losing weight. If this year is your year to get snatched and get your body back, it’s important to set your overall goal for the year. Let’s say 60 is your magic number. This is a big number and may seem daunting at first, especially when you hop on the scale and the result you get is less than desirable. Breaking down 60lbs in quarters, months and weeks means you goal will be to lose 15lbs per quarter or 5lbs per month or 1.25lbs per week. Now looking at 1.25lbs per week is an easier number to achieve and by focusing on this number alone, you will eliminate the feeling of being overwhelmed. So whatever your goals are this year, remember to get the overall picture then break it down by quarters, months and weeks.
2. Put some action behind those goals
The easiest part about goal setting is ….goal setting. It’s easy to sit and dream about everything that’s been boiling inside of you and how you wish to get from point A to B. The thing that will take you from point A to B is the action you put behind it. Putting some action behind your goal of losing 60lbs may look like setting up a schedule to workout, meal prepping, keeping a journal of everything you eat and perhaps finding an accountability partner. Those 60lbs aren’t just going to fall because you wrote down in your vision board that you wanted to lose them. Getting up and exercising and eating right are the actions you will have to take in order to get to a place where you are losing 1.25lbs per week and ultimately get to your goal of 60lbs at the end of the year.
3. Remain Consistent
This is the most important thing you can do if you are serious about achieving your goals this year. Consistency is what separates those that are successful and those that aren’t. Think about some systems and actions you can put in place today that will help you remain consistent with the goals you’ve set for 2018. Do you need to go to sleep early so you can be well rested and mentally prepared every morning? Do you need to set a reminder on your phone everyday to go work out? Whatever it is you are trying to accomplish in 2018, consistency is what you need to get results you want. Here’s a formula from my friends at I AM KREYOL to hold on to as you work on your goals this year: Goal + Action + Consistency = Success.
So as you plan out this year, write down the goals you want to accomplish this year. My recommendation is that your list be filled with no more than 5 goals. Based on what you want to see happen this year, break them down per quarter, months and weeks. Then put an action plan behind and get to work. Remain consistent and work as if your life depended on it….because it does otherwise they wouldn’t make the list. Make a commitment that this year will be the last year your goals are only nice words you’ve written down in your journal or phone – rather let them be the catalyst that will push you to stop at nothing until you achieve them. Cheers to crushing every single goals this year!
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