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Now that 2018 is among us, now is the time to think about your 2018 goals! However, it’s sad to say that almost 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February and as a result, we end up keeping our old bad habits that we know we need to change! So how can you ensure that you’re not one of those 80%?
Ultimately, you need to be SMART about your goals, that is:
–Specific: Do want to lose weight, tone up, or exercise more? Well how much weight, exercise/etc?! Many people fail to achieve their goals at the first hurdle due to them being too broad. For me, I like to list the 5 most important things in my life, prioritize them and then make specific yearly goals for each before breaking them down even further. Thus:
1) Health-make exercise a daily part of my routine, get 7-8 hours sleep a night (which means tucking away my phone and iPad), focus on more healthier eating habits, floss more regularly, go to the dentist every 6 months.
2) Friends and family-give more value to those around me, improve my relationships with my family and friends, expand my network and friendships, surround myself more with people that inspire me.
3) Personal Development-I’d like to invest more in myself by reading more in 2018, listening to podcasts on a daily basis and seek new mentors to learn from. I’d also like to have more fun, pursue new hobbies and interests as well as a more balanced lifestyle.
4) Work and career-continue driving traffic through my blog, look at ways to expand my full time role and inspire others to take action.
5) Money and Finances-look at other ways to earn and diversify my income sources, capital preservation of my investments.
–Measurable: In other words, you need to measure and write them down. I like to write down my goals relating to my health, relationships and career etc. on my Daily Greatness Journal, which also enables me to break them down and track on a quarterly, monthly (which I then post on this site) and daily basis. You can purchase your Daily Greatness Journal online, and if you purchase using my referral link here, you can get 5% off. Not only that, but if you are not 100% satisfied with your order, you can request a 100% money back guarantee within 14 days! Click here to buy now.
–Achievable: Can your goals be achievable?
–Realistic: I want to increase my net income by 50% is realistic. I want to become a zillionaire by 2019 is not.
–Time: What is your time frame for your goals? I personally like to set them on a yearly basis then break them down further into micro goals or resolutions on a quarterly, monthly and weekly basis. At this point, I get very specific. You can see my December goals here for example.
What are your 2018 goals when it comes to your health, relationships and personal development? How about when it comes to your finances and work/career goals?
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