As 2019 becomes a distant memory and 2020 is upon us, it’s time to reflect on the goals you put on paper a year ago. Were you able to achieve all you wanted to? Or was 2019 a year that left you wondering why and/or where you fell short? Personally, throughout my adult life, I have always set goals both personally and professionally knowing that I can only achieve these goals if I am willing to push myself to ensure it comes to fruition.
Goal setting is for your own growth. So when considering your goals, here are a few things to take into consideration:
•ATTAINABILITY: Is the goal attainable? You want it to be a stretch goal – but it also needs to be realistic.
•DRIVE: Do you have the drive to reach this goal? How hard are you willing to push yourself?
•WELL DEFINED: Your goals should be specific, measurable, and time-bound. For example, “I want to lose 15 pounds by March 1, while cutting out all sugar, alcohol, and red meat from my diet.” (By the way, this isn’t an actual goal of mine- as I would fail miserably within the first few hours of setting it!)
•ACCOUNTABILITY: Are you truly going to hold yourself accountable to do everything in your power to ensure you reach your goal?
•QUANTITY: Limit the number of goals you set. If you have too many, they become hard to track, and often some will naturally fall to the wayside.
Each year, I look forward to reading each of your goals and to hearing the success stories at the end of the year once those goals are achieved. Cheers to 2020!