It’s that time of year again – we are focused on how we can improve in our next 365 days. The New Year makes us mindful of our progress (or lack of) in the previous year and prompts us to set goals.
While I think goal-setting is hugely important, there are a few pitfalls to the New Year’s Resolution method. I want to address the truth about New Year’s Resolutions and how we can be successful in 2020.
Let’s Be Honest
While I know many of you are high achievers who will stop at nothing to attain your goal, but even the best of us will fail at times. Many people set goals for the New Year and never revisit them after January. Don’t be one of these people. We will be launching a couple new articles this month about the intricacies of goal-setting. It is important to find the balance between a sustainable goal and a challenging goal.
Time Management is Important
Here’s something you already know: The ability to manage one’s time is directly correlated with their productivity. What is one of the biggest excuses we have? “I don’t have the time!”
I’ve heard it a million times – I’ve even said it myself. At the end of the day, either your New Year’s Resolution will happen or it won’t. Avoid excuses in 2020. If you aren’t keeping up with your goal, ask yourself why? If your resolution is worth it, you will course-correct and move forward.
Life is a Marathon
I know you’ve heard this before, but you’ve got to be playing the long game. My hope is that 2020 is a snapshot in your long, healthy life. Don’t get caught up in a bad day or a bad week. Sometimes, we are easily derailed from our goals from a bad day. It’s easy to say, “I’ll start back up on Monday.” Don’t wait for Monday. Acknowledge a bad day, have your moment, and then move forward. Keep playing the long game.
New Year’s resolutions are important. The New Year provides an opportunity for us to mentally hit the reset button and start fresh. Commit to being better in 2020. Set goals and crush them.
I’m always interested to hear what others’ goals are. I also believe there is tremendous power in writing your goals down and telling others. If you’re willing to share, let us know what you are planning to accomplish in 2020.
Happy New Year – Here’s to YOUR 2020!