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For sure, quotes are going to flood about “New year – New Me” on social media again because people see “New Year” as a start of something new. And many take this time of the year to reflect about themselves and look for the things that they need to reach and change. Perhaps, you have already committed to a “New Year’s resolution” which is a good start! However, resolutions tend to be all or nothing! And people don’t usually plan how to sustain that resolution for the whole year. So, instead of a resolution, set goals!


How To Start

Get an “I MUST DO THIS” attitude goal. A can-do attitude is a must when setting a goal. You must be willing to deal with whatever it may bring rather than complaining or giving up. Goal achievement requires commitment so, to maximize the likelihood to succeed, you need to feel a sense of urgency and say “I must do this”!

And to add up some tips: Ask yourself why it’s valuable to have this kind of attitude. Everything starts from how we handle and deal with ourselves, on how we respond to every situation and why it is important because it will help you when you start to doubt or lose confidence.

Key Tips:

  • Frame your goal statement positively Not negatively.
  • Prepare a TO-DO-LIST Template that has your goals at the top of it.
  • Post them on visible places to remind yourself every day of what you intend to do.
  • Put them on your walls, desk, computer monitor, bathroom mirror, refrigerator as your constant reminder!


How to set goals for 1 year - Rosi Ross


Make an Action Plan

This is often missed in the process of goal setting. You get so focused on the outcome that you forget to plan all the steps that are needed along the way. Actions plans consist of lists of goals that you want to achieve to meet an objective. These will help you organize and ensure that you won’t miss any key steps. By writing out the individual steps, and then crossing each one off as you complete it, you’ll realize that you are making progress towards your ultimate goal. This is especially important if your goal is big and demanding, or long-term.

Key Tips:

  • Identify your goal – what’s your first step?, Once the first one is complete, what comes next?
  • Learn from your action plan – you can revise your plan after it is being completed. Note down what you could have done better and do it again.


Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Goal setting not only allows you to take control of your life’s direction, but it also provides you with a benchmark for determining whether you are actually succeeding. Set a specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound goals that motivate and write them down to make them tangible. Then, plan the steps you must take to realize your goal and cross off each one as you work through them.

  • Specify: If you want to earn a specific amount of money every month by doing what you love, set a specific amount like, $5000 or $50,000. If you want to lose weight, then specify your BMI and go for it!
  • Measure: track down where you are at your goal. It will help you know if you are making progress and when you are on the right track, it will motivate you to take more action.
  • Attain: set something that excites you, something that you know you can attain and stand on it because you know that you can!
  • Realistic: always remember to set realistic goals that are both attainable and excites you to take action right then and there!
  • Timely: how do you handle the pressure? If you have ever worked under the pressure of time, you know how fast you can produce great quality work. Set a time limit, set deadlines!


Set Goals in Writing

Writing your goals and reading them helps to remind you of what you are trying to achieve. According to the study of goal setting, people who write their goals are more likely to achieve it than those who don’t. That is why most people float through life wondering why their plans never work out, and this is due to the fact that they don’t understand the importance of writing down goals. The secret of achieving goals in life involves writing them down in a well-defined and clear manner.


How to set goals for 1 year - Rosi Ross


The importance of writing down goals:

  • It serves as a reminder – we often forget so many good ideas without even realizing it, they vanish as soon as they pop up in our minds. And one way to help keep this in mind is to write so that when you see what you have written down, you are reminded of your objective.
  • It’s a way of bringing your vision into reality – our ideas will remain stuck in our minds until we write them down and commit to achieving them. Most of us have this lofty visions for our lives, but not until it is written down.
  • It tracks our progress – following your dreams and goals is very important. And tracking them is better but be ready as you need to track your failures as well in a way that you will not repeat that mistake. It will help you know what’s working for you and what’s not!
  • It helps you filter opportunities – As you begin to achieve success in certain areas of your life, you will find more opportunities coming your way. Sometimes these opportunities become a distraction that can push you off track. So to solve this problem you will need to evaluate your list of writing down goals on a constant basis and put aside those things that might push you off course.

Key Tips:

  • Identify your goal – what’s your first step?, Once the first one is complete, what comes next?
  • Learn from your action plan – you can revise your plan after it is being completed. Note down what you could have done better and do it again.


Stick With it

Always remember that goal setting is an ongoing activity, not just a means to an end. Build in reminders to keep yourself on track, and make regular time-slots available to review your goals. Your end destination may remain quite similar over the long term, but the action plan you set for yourself along the way can change significantly. Make sure the relevance, value, and necessity remain high.

Goal setting is much more than simply saying you want something to happen. Unless you clearly define exactly what you want and understand why you want it in the first place. Your odds of success are considerably reduced. By following these Goal Setting you can set them with confidence and enjoy the satisfaction that comes along with knowing you achieved what you set out to do. So, what will you decide to accomplish in the coming year?