“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” – Maya Angelou
For many people the end of the year can bring up every emotion imaginable. January is named for the Roman god with two faces, one looking forward and the other back, so it's a time honored tradition to reflect on the year that has been and set our sights on the year ahead.
Channeling the excitement you have about the beginning of a new year into plans that garner results can seem daunting- but here are some tips on Goal Setting for 2019.
#1 Identify What You Want To Accomplish
This is not the time for magical wishes. Being practical and realistic will set you up for success in ways that being overly ambitious will not.
#2 Set Up Benchmarks
Concrete things, "finish lines" that you can reach on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
#3 Begin Progress Toward Benchmark
Small steps will get you there as long as they are consistent.
#4 Record Your Activity
You want to be able to see what is and what is not working so you can change it up and most importantly so you can…
#5 Celebrate Your Successes
All work and no play is no way to live so treat yourself!
And remember- don't be too hard on yourself. Set backs are often part of the process and is a natural part of learning and growing to have the life you want to live.