Hello everyone and welcome back to a new post, the second part about New Years Resolutions and how you can go about achieving the goals you’ve set…
In the last post (linked here), I spoke about how if we set our minds to it, we can accomplish whatever we wish to. However, this is only partly true for the reason that to achieve said goals, we need realistic steps to get there.
The most common mistake people make that leads to both not wanting to achieve their goals or feeling discouraged, is setting unrealistic goals. By doing so, you ensure that you set yourself up for disappointment which can give you the mindset to not want to create more goals in the future. Even though this is a common problem amongst the general public, there are ways to break out of this habit.
Firstly, always break down your goals into manageable sub-goals, having one huge goal such as ‘To exercise’ means nothing without having an appropriate means to get there. By breaking this down into monthly, weekly and daily goals you create a more realistic mindset for yourself, helping you to achieve them. But don’t lose the bigger picture by just focusing on the smaller goals, constantly remind yourself of where you want to be.
Secondly, try and try again because the outcome makes the journey more worthwhile, even if you’ve failed three days into the New Year, there is no reason for you to stop trying. Before you know it, it’ll be the end of the year and the amount of progress you’ll have made will bring its own reward. Reflecting on your success will be the gateway and will give you the motivation to continue as well as the inspiration for others around you.
Lastly, no matter the obstacles you have to go through, don’t get discouraged and give up, giving up is like failing without even trying, there isn’t a point. By pushing yourself to achieve something you learn things about yourself you wouldn’t have known otherwise, you build yourself up getting stronger and stronger with every difficulty faced. And, you gain a key habit, discipline, which will carry you into further success if used to reach more goals.
“Setting goals is the first step into turning the invisible into the visible” – Tony Robbins