Setting SMART New Year's Resolutions
Are you setting goals for 2020? For many people, New Year's resolutions can be hard to follow through with as the year ramps up. Think about your dreams and fantasies to gain insight into your short and long term goals for yourself.
Before you write down all of your incredible goals for the year or the new decade, spend some time reflecting on what you accomplished last year and give yourself gratitude for all the things you achieved big and small.
If there were goals you wanted to accomplish and didn't, what went wrong? How could you have changed it?
It's essential to recognize that it's okay if you didn’t hit your goal. It's all about the learning process.
When setting your goals, it's effortless to say, "this year I'm going to sleep more," "I'm going to save money," or "I'm going to travel more." But how is that going to come about? By following the S.M.A.R.T. goals process and checking in on your goals quarterly throughout the year, it will help you be your best self and hit all of your dreams!
Now, what are S.M.A.R.T. goals? Okay, let's break it down. SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. S.M.A.R.T. goals work because they focus your efforts on specific ideas.
Specific: Is your goal well defined, clear, and unambiguous?
Measurable: What criteria will you measure the progress towards the goal?
Achievable: Is your goal attainable and not impossible to achieve?
Realistic: Is the goal within reach, practical, and relevant to your life purpose?
Timely: Does your goal have a clearly defined timeline? The goal is to create urgency.
Try using this format when creating your goals this year! You got this! Also, limit yourself to three total goals, so you have enough energy to have the outcome you strive for, make this decade and year the best yet!