Have you taken the time to make some new resolutions for 2010?
Whatever time of year you decide to set some new goals, there will be key factors that will make the difference between you achieving your goals, or adding them back on your list the following year.
Set yourself goals which really excite you!
- Can you feel the pleasure you will have when you achieve your goal?
- Can you feel your heart race when you contemplate the difference that will be made by your achievement?
- Think Big! Let your thoughts take your breathe away!
- Write it down – Goals that are recorded are much more likely to be achieved.
- Share it – Telling friends and loved ones puts your aims ‘out there’ and helps to make you accountable to someone beyond yourself! If you use Facebook, Twitter or other social media – put your aim out there too!
- Get support – that’s why step 2 is so important. Once we let others know what we want to achieve, we open up opportunities for others to support us. Ask clearly for the support you want.
- Set a time limit – have an aim to achieve your goal within a specific time and put it in your diary. Also write in key stages along the way to review progress – this can be really useful if you leave things to the last minute.
- Reward yourself – when you achieve your goal. So often we forget to recognise our achievements…this is the time to pat yourself on the back, thank your supporters and find something meaningful to you to celebrate what you have achieved.
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult” Seneca
If you are not daring, if there is no excitment in your goals – don’t do it. Really. Save your energy until you find the thing that gets you excited. Or get a coach to challenge you to be your best!