Happy new year!
As we start a new year, it’s natural to feel motivated to set goals and make positive changes in our lives, so here are 10 tips to set great goals for the coming year.
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Setting goals can be a powerful way to help you to focus your efforts and increase your chance of success, so here are ten tips for setting goals for the new year:
- Identify your core values: Before you set goals, think about what’s most important to you – your core values. Integrate your goals with these values.
- Reflect on the past year: Take some time to think about what you accomplished in the past year and what you want to focus on in the year ahead. This will help you set goals that are meaningful and integrated with your core values, thereby increasing your chances of sticking to them.
- Give your goals IMPACT: Integrated, Measurable, Positive, Action-focused, Challenging and Time-focused. This will help you create clear and concrete goals that you can work towards.
- Make a plan: Once you’ve identified your goals, make a plan for how you will achieve them. This includes identifying the resources you need and establishing a timeline for your progress, that you can then measure your success against.
- Break your goals down into smaller steps: It can be overwhelming to think about achieving a big goal all at once. Break your goals down into smaller, more manageable steps that you can work towards. This will make your goals feel more achievable and help you make progress consistently.
- Write your goals down: Research has shown that people who write their goals down are more likely to achieve them. It’s a good idea to keep your goals visible, like on sticky notes, a whiteboard or in a journal, so you can see them every day and be motivated to make progress.
- Share your goals with someone: It can be helpful to share your goals with a friend or loved one. They can provide accountability and support as you work towards your goals.
- Assign time to your goals: Set yourself time to regularly work on your goals, so that you make progress.
- Be flexible: Life doesn’t always go as planned, so be flexible with your goals. If you need to adjust your goals or the timeline for achieving them, that’s okay. The most important thing is to stay focused and keep moving forward.
- Celebrate your progress and successes: It’s important to celebrate your accomplishments along the way, no matter how small. This will help you stay motivated on working towards your goals.
I hope these 10 tips for goal setting are helpful as you set your goals for the new year.
Remember to be kind to yourself and to focus on progress, not perfection.
Wishing you all the best in achieving your goals in the coming year!
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