Chicago — I’m sure you’ve set a New Year’s resolution at least once in your life — to get healthier, to get an A in class, to be promoted at work. New year goals are always beneficial to have, as they keep you prepared and on top of the year, but more often than not many people fail at meeting these goals.
So, why is it so hard to keep New Year’s goals going? Hopefully these five tips will help you finally manifest your goal.
The most important first step is to know exactly what your goal is. New Year’s resolutions often fail because people are too broad in what they want. When goals are broad, they feel harder to accomplish, and we lose focus on what we really want.
Ask Yourself Why
It’s also important to know why you really want to accomplish that goal in the first place.
Create Micro Goals
Creating micro goals is a way to keep check of your progress. Instead of having one major goal for the entire year, you can break it down into monthly or weekly goals.
Write Down What You Want
A simple step is to write down your goal. Put it in a place you look at often, such as your desk at school or work, or in your bedroom, or even on the bathroom mirror. Writing down your goal helps you remember it better, and when you see that sticky note every day, it’ll remind you to work hard at your goals.
Allow Your Goal to Change
A year is a long time – 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days. As your experiences change, we meet new people, we get new jobs, our goals change.
This guest post is in partnership with True Star Media.