What Can You Do To Meet Your Goals?
Just 8% of People Achieve Their New Year’s Resolutions according to a study done by the University of Scranton. Journal of Clinical Psychology. This is a pretty mediocre percentage when you also know that 45% of all people make resolutions or goals annually. So how can you achieve your goals?
Here are 3 different ways to consider.
See if any might work for you.
Pick just one goal that is simple.
Too many people try to create goals that are too broad such as finding someone as a life partner. Rather, start out looking for a new friend, someone who likes some of the things you like. I am particularly enjoying the site About.me. It enables you the opportunity to connect with people and explore your common interests and values.
Also make sure your goal inspires you.
Starting with a goal that feels like loads of work and effort may inspire you but for most people after the first week or so of zest for a tough goal, their resolve starts to falter. From here you are closer to quitting than keeping on. However, with an inspiring goal that is also simple you will get additional energy each time you follow through. You will get lost in the joy of doing something that you love doing. For me this would be writing more blog posts or sitting down daily and working on a new book. What is it for you?
Get an accountability partner.
It is hard to go it alone. Adding on this last element will help ensure your success. I was surprised this last year during my writing workshops for new authors how many moved ahead by having at least one person to help them reach their goals. Whether it’s another fellow author or a book coach like myself, this person should be very accessible to be there when you need him or her.
No matter what, keep going. You will achieve your goals and then what? From the words of Henry David Thoreau comes this revelation, “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”