Its few days into the new year and I am sure many people have ditched their new year resolutions. Well at least one or two of them. If you want to keep them, then you have to work for it as well. Here are 5 guidelines to pull you through.
1. Review the year
While you need to set your priorities right for the new year. You also have to reflect on the past year. Like what victories did you achieve? Your challenges etc. What lessons did you learn and how they would affect the new year.
2. The one year game
Where do you want to be in one year? This is a very difficult question to answer but once you do. Your path becomes clearer. This way every action you take, will not be something you do, but something you are.
3. Set A Theme For The Year
Once you have an idea who do you want to be in a year, you should define a theme for the year. This will serve you as a guiding star. Outline your goals for the year and set your theme from the common factor in all. Your theme can be optimal health, Financial stability etc.
Once you move on to the next year (theme), the habits you have established in the previous year will become part of who you are, and your task is just to be consistent with them, and add the new theme.
4. How do you achieve your goals?
Once you have clarity on the theme for the year ahead, next step is to develop a strategy that will help you achieve results. You should start off by setting your keystone goal for the year that represents the core of your theme.
Just, remember that we often go blindly towards our goals, without stopping to evaluate whether or not they are still right for us, and whether or not we need to shift our strategy based on new circumstances. This will make sure that you remain on the right path.
5. Follow Through
- Be consistent
- Acknowledge your victories
- Have a support system. Do not be afraid to share your pain or joy with someone
- Monitor and evaluate your goals
- Acknowledge your victories. This is very important.
No matter when you fall or stumble. Remember you can also stand and start over.