A couple of days ago I found the goals that I set for 2018.
You know the ones you set out every year.
Let’s just say I
was, am not impressed. At the end of each year I get excited and set goals and come December I am as you can imagine disappointed.
I have a feeling that I am not alone either…
Oh I feel awful, doubting my self and questioning every post, video and quote I share. Horrible is the word and I can only blame myself for feeling this way.
After much though I finally figured …
I know what I want, well I think I do…you see the thing is, it seems to be changing ALL THE TIME…I write down my goals because apparently if you write them down you have a better chance of achieving them.
I start off well, then life happens in other words “EXCUSES” and nothing gets done. This is followed by NEGATIVE self talk, laziness, PROCRASTINATION and low and behold its the end of 2018.
I dug time to try and find out WHY this happened and came to the realization that my goals were unrealistic. I didn’t really have a focused plan in place, didn’t prioritized, wasn’t committed to my vision alas this feeling of disappointment .
This is not to say I didn’t have a good year, I did but i could have had a BETTER year had I made an effort.
I made it through 2018 but I want my 2019 to be MY YEAR WHERE I am living the LIFE I deserve and I want that for your too.2019 is going to be MY YEAR! Click To Tweet
If you are feeling anything like me it’s time we stop feeling sorry for yourself and lets make sure that 2019 is a successful year.
Get that notebook/phone/laptop out and write/type your goals and MAKE SURE they are achievable (aim high but be realistic). Don’t fall into the trap of setting too many goals which will stress you out.
I recommend you focus on 3 main goals and break them down into chunks spread through out the year (more on that in point 3 below)
You have to make time in your “busy” life for your goals. Block time off for it, schedule it do everything you can to ensure that you MAKE time to work on your goals.
Tip: Block time to work on your goals (whatever they may be), preferably daily but if you cant then at least 2 times a week. I am a morning person and i find that I am most productive at the start of the day. So find what works for you and make it work.
Commitment is learning to say NO and treating your action as an important meeting with yourself.
By that I mean start with the end goal in mind and work your way backwards.
I recommend you break them up into actionable items that are split into 3 months ( 4 quarters: Q1 Jan – Mar, Q2 Apr – Jun, Q3 Jul – Sep, Q4 Oct – Dec)
Man, this is a tough one. I personally struggle with being disciplined but if this year has taught me anything its that without it NOTHING gets done.
Develop a positive mindset, your thoughts have the POWER to change your life. Easier said than done, I believe in every negative situation there is ALWAYS a positive aspect, it all depends on what you choose to focus on.
You are blessed and the want to cultivate this feeling is to have a greateful attitude. Get into the habit of finding 3 – 5 things you are grateful and write them down.
Last but not least enjoy the path you are on. The good and the bad, this is your life, the moments you live and share will only happen once so might as well take it all in.
Are you able to relate to this? Did you manage to fulfill your goals for 2018? What worked and what didnt?