As 2019 draws to a close, now is the time for us to reflect on how far we have come in achieving our New Year resolutions and goals. Many of us won’t have reached the goals we planned to achieve in 2019; in fact, research by The University of Scranton found that a staggering 92 per cent of us don’t achieve the New Year goals we set at the beginning of each year.
While it is easy to feel disheartened when you haven’t achieved what you set out to on January 1, it is important to keep your perspective and look ahead to what you can do in the New Year to achieve your 2020 goals.
So, what can you do to ensure that you kick off a new decade on the right note and achieve your New Year goals in 2020?
- Set clear goals
When your goal setting is too vague, it becomes infinitely harder to meet them. However, when you set specific goals that challenge you, your motivation to achieve them is boosted. This is because you have a clearer idea of what you are setting out to do, and hence a better judgement of exactly what you have to do to achieve them.
- Commitment is crucial
To achieve your goal, it is important to equip yourself with that winning ‘whatever it takes’ attitude. Whether your New Year goal is to gain a promotion at work, finally write that book or return to study with National Training, it all comes down to how badly you want to achieve that elusive goal. This is where your passion and desire can make it happen.
- Seek out feedback
It is hard to ascertain your goal progress if you are not regularly gaining insight into how you are tracking towards that end point. Take the initiative to gain feedback from a trusted colleague, mentor, friend or manager who can objectively highlight where you are falling behind and help you get back on track.
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