January is the time of the year when everyone is setting new years resolutions and goals. We are all excited about the new year, and it’s a time for the new us. January is going well, and we are on a good roll to reaching our goals. But then before we know it, it’s November, and we aren’t even thinking about our goals anymore. We realise the year is almost over and we are exactly where we were 12 months ago. Don’t worry because we are here to share our goals reaching technique with you, to help you set your goals and be sure to achieve them.
Here is our 4 step guide to achieving your goals:
Step 1: Set Your Goals by Writing them down.
Before you can begin to reach your goals, you first have to set your goals. Setting your goals is the easiest part of this process, but it can be hard because you have to dig into your soul. You have to determine what you want to achieve this year and how you can be better. Your goals have to be personal to your needs.
The golden rule here is to set realistic goals, and it has to be goals that you will be able to achieve. By setting goals that are to elaborate, it will be harder to achieve your goals because you might get discouraged.
Start thinking about what you might want to achieve or what you might want to change before the end of the year. Maybe you want a promotion at work, or you want to lose weight. Maybe you want to travel more or even just drink more water. No matter what your goals are, big or small, they are all important. The more passionate you are about your goals, the easier it will be to achieve them.
Once you have decided what you want your goals to be for the year, write them down one by one. You don’t need twenty goals for the year. You can have one, but it’s important to write your goals down. Having too many goals can also be a mistake because it can become overwhelming and hard to focus on too many goals. So pick the 5 most important goals to you.
Step 2: Determine What You have to do to Achieve Your Goals.
Now that you know what your goals are and you have them all written down, it’s important to determine what you need to do to achieve these goals. Break your goals down into small and easily achievable tasks to help you to achieve your main goals. You have to determine your daily goals, weekly goals and monthly goals. This is a crucial step in reaching your goals and will take some time to determine, but by doing this, you can be sure that you will achieve your goals.
Let’s use the example of losing weight:
- Year goal: I want to lose 10 kilograms before 20 October 2021.
- Monthly goals: I have 10 months to lose 10 kilograms =I have to lose 1 kilogram every month.
- Weekly goals: I have to exercise 3 times a week. I shouldn’t eat sugar. I will exercise on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I won’t eat sugar from Monday to Saturday, Sunday I can have one delicious sugary snack.
- Daily goals: Monday I will exercise my legs, Wednesday I will exercise my arms and abs and, Friday I will do a pilates workout.
Step 3: See Your Goals Everyday.
This is an easy step in your journey to reaching your goals, but it’s one of our favourites. Go and find a place in your house, in your office, in your car, on your fridge, in your underwear drawer, etc. It doesn’t matter where it is as long as you can see it every single day. You do this so you can be reminded of your goals every day, as well as your progress. It’s proven that when you see your goals every day, you will be more driven to achieve them.
Step 4: Use Our Accountability Calendar.
Achieving your goals is something that no one can do for you. You have to commit to your goals with everything you have. You can’t commit 20% or 50%, you have to commit 100%, it’s your goals, and only you can achieve them. Use our accountability calendar to help track your progress towards achieving your goals.
With this accountability calendar, you write down 3 goals for the month that you want to achieve. Every day you have to dedicate some time to each goal. On the accountability calendar, you can give yourself a mark between 1 to 3. If you dedicated time to one goal you make one circle if you dedicated time to two goals you make two circles and so on.
To make this process even easier and to have just that little bit extra motivation, you can find a friend that either has the same goals as you or have their own goals that they want to achieve.
You don’t have to have a friend that supports you. If you decide to do this by yourself, it’s wonderful. We are here when you need support and if you have any question don’t hesitate to ask.