When a new year begins, it means we’ve been given an opportunity to give another shot towards our dreams.
In the past years I have challenged myself to set goals yearly. I won’t lie to you by claiming that new year resolutions are the way to go. It works differently, from one person to the other. The bottom line however is, you’ve got to put in the work. If you don’t, they are just going to remain plans on paper.
In my personal experience, I found that its effective to set both short term goals and long term goals, not because its the beginning of a new year but because I have to keep track of where I am going . Its easier to measure growth that way.
I will give you an example, last year I wanted to launch a small clothing store. I have a 9-5 job so that meant I needed to plan things so I could find means to invest time into that business (during my free time). Writting that down in my planner seemed so easy. To implement the goal however became a challenge. So I kept procrastinating. ” Sharron you will get on it next month”, I kept telling myself. Needless to say, I saw the year come to an end, without achieving that goal.
2016 therefore means another shot has been presented. To set goals for the 12 months is not enough. Breaking it down to short term goals is the best bet; perhaps into weekly or monthly goals . That way you will avoid pushing tasks to next week or next month. And most importantly, make everyday better than yesterday.