I LOVE to make goals. So instead of me make new year resolutions, I just call them goals. I’ve discovered that writing down your goals, dreams, visions, etc. Keeps you motivated when times get tough. Starting the year off, by giving yourself the opportunity to improve yourself, marriage, finances, health, business, etc. Looking back at some of the lessons you may have learned and looking at how you’ve grown or made some mistakes. If there’s been more mistakes, these are moments of blessings to learn from them, and grow as a person even more. This year has been an AMAZING YEAR! I’ve written my book, started a podcast, began speaking and really discovered more of myself this past year. It has been so wonderful and freeing.
I was able to get every single thing I wrote down for my goals in 2015 and knock them out the park, by the grace of God. I want to show you how you can do it to:
1- Start small
-Take baby steps
You don’t need to make these HUGE goals, for example, I want to lose weight, then you stop eating fat, carbs and start making smoothies. These steps are good but start with instead of eating 1,000 grams of carbs start by eating only 800 grams. Starting small to losing weight, may take some time, but it will bring lasting results when you take small, baby steps.
2- Be Specific
-Visualize your dream life
Ok, so you want to be “successful” in your business, what does that look like for you…Write that down, be SUPER specific. Like for me, I would like to travel. I would like to travel and take a vacation one day with just Hubby and I to Fiji. When I get there I would like to have a cute bathing suit on and have about 10 pounds, with some muscles. The cost of this trip to go for 7 nights, with flight and hotel, including resort and spa is about $3,000. My last point… be very specific and do research.
3- Break down your goals
-Do something different daily
With HUGE goals like taking a trip to Fiji for 7 days, you won’t be able to plan that in 1 day. It takes time. Especially with 3 children and 1 of them being a toddler its not that easy, so take it step by step, break down the goals. Start by getting the price for the trip. What would you like to do at this resort and spa adventure in Fiji? How much will it cost? What airport will you fly from? When would you like this trip to happen? For me, I imagine, my husband and I walking around, sitting out in the patio with our drinks, talking so much to each other, exploring the island and meeting other couples on the island and getting to know the people. There’s a lot to plan for something as big as a trip to an exotic island, so take slow and break down the steps, until you can reach one step at a time.
4-Track your progress
-knowing when to shift
You can track your progress daily, weekly or monthly, so you know which areas to shift or stay the same. This is a process that takes time to see what works for you. Going through the process is part of the victory as well. Don’t give up!
5- Reward yourself
-You are motivated the most when you can see the finish line. I’ve started running the beginning of this year. Running 3 miles in 18 minutes has been my goal and I’m still pushing toward it. I noticed that for me the closer I get to my 3 miles, I suddenly start to get a boost of energy to reach the 3rd mile. I want to be able to stay consistent in the running to be able to reach my goal and in the end reward myself for the hard work I’ve put in.
How are you going to keep your goals in 2016?