For many, New Year’s resolutions are a “fresh start” with which to set renewed goals for self-improvement.
Maybe to save for that new place? Or maybe you want to learn that second language?
Whatever your end-of-the-year resolutions, there is one thing you can’t miss: MOTIVATION But as we all know, that is not easy. Check out my 5-step plan to help you stay motivated.
1. Got at it in small steps
Setting realistic goals can lead to a higher chance of success.
2. Be specific and use details in your planning
Setting goals is not hard, we often set goals without a clear idea of how to execute them. The problem (and the solution) is in the “how”. Get concrete and actionable actions to both establish and implement your plans
3. Get a buddy (accountability)
Keeping accountable (with a buddy) will keep you on track and motivated.
4. Rethink failure
If things don’t go as planned, find a time to pause, reassess, rethink and make a change.
5. Have clarity about your long-term goals
New year’s resolutions don’t work because we somehow believe that our behaviors and mindset can magically change with the stroke of midnight on December 31st. Instead of focusing on new year’s stuff, focus on how you want to feel and become in a semester, a year or 5 years from now. Then create a detailed plan from day one.