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- By denise1956
- On 29/12/2019
The New Year is fast approaching. Many of us are feeling motivated and inspired to make 2020 our year - the year where we get on top of things and make significant changes in our life. I completely understand that sentiment and feel that way myself, who doesn’t?
Looking forward to the New Year, making plans, setting goals and starting a new regime is something that I started to take a lot more seriously when I started my Network Marketing Business nearly 20 years ago. I was taught some useful skills to help me make the best of this, and any other new start. If you struggle with making new starts stick beyond a day or two here are a couple of tips you may find useful:
But before we go into the New Year, I think is important to reflect back on the past one. There is so much to be gained from reflection - what went well this year? What did not go so well? What do I want to change? What do I want more of? These are all important questions to ponder on. Have you created a bit of space before the turn of the year to reflect? In fact, the end of this year is also the end of the decade. A valuable exercise might also be to reflect back on the whole decade. Once you have taken stock on the past month, year, decade, you are in a great place to look forward.
The next thing I would suggest to do is actually give thought to what you want to achieve in the next period, breaking it down into manageable chunks and not throwing yourself at huge dreams without a plan. Pick just one or two achievable goals that will also stretch you. Think about personal goals, family goals, health/fitness/lifestyle goals and business/income goals. Set one for each area so that you create balance. Write them down in the present tense with an achievement date. For example: ‘It is 30th June 2020, I weight 140 pounds and feel light and healthy’ Next create a pathway of small behaviours that you need to achieve this goal. Write these down too. Keep a diary or tracker to keep yourself focussed. For weight loss for example, the My Fitness Pal App can be useful.
Finally take time to make it visual by creating a Goal Board which can simply be a collage of inspiring pictures cut from magazines along with attached written time-bound goals or try a Goal Map (Brian Mayne offers free tools for his fantastic system, find him at www.goalmapping.com) He offers free tools on his website and inexpensive workshops too. I have found his system invaluable.
However you choose to create your visual goal reminder remember they should be SMART Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timebound.
Have fun and Happy New Year!
Need help with goalsetting? email me firstname.lastname@example.org