Making 2020 Your Year of Accomplishments
It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost here! And as with every new year, it’s time to start thinking about your vision for the future. You’ve probably let a few New Year’s resolutions slip by in the past, but it’s time to make 2020 the year that you actualize every one of your objectives. Now is the time to start successfully planning and get you on the path to winning!
Document Your Goals
You’ve probably heard before that you should write down your goals in order to increase your chances of accomplishing them. And it’s true! Neuroscientists have found that people are 1.2 to 1.4 times more likely to accomplish their goals if they describe them in written form. But the same statistic stands for picturing them! Once you have an idea of what you’d like your resolutions for 2020 to be, take a pen to paper and write them down. To go even further, create a vision board of what accomplishing those goals would look like. Keep these reminders in places that you frequent, like in your bedroom or on your bathroom mirror. The combination of having your goals documented with seeing them every single day will boost your ability to be successful.
Decide How to Measure Your Goals
After you write down your goals, figure out how you will measure your success. After all, what good is a goal if you have no way to say if you accomplished it? Try to be specific with each one — set dates for completion, exact numbers for finances, emotions that you want to feel, etc. This will make it easier to track your progress throughout the year, as you can easily revisit if you are making strides toward your desired outcomes.
Combine Your Goals
Don’t be afraid to double-dip in your goal setting! Often your objectives can be combined and play off each other, which can make a daunting list of resolutions seem a bit more manageable. For example, say you want to discover a new income source and also pursue a passion. It’s possible to do both at the same time! Find a new career that ignites your passion. One example is working with Amway, where you can focus on products that you care about while becoming a small business owner. You can make money with Amway online or by selling to customers face to face. Or you can combine your goals to be healthier and learn a new skill by learning to cook yourself some new meal options! There are plenty of ways to reach your targets that also benefit you in other ways.
Decide How You’ll Celebrate
Since setting your intentions for the year ahead can be intimidating, be sure to take time to figure out how you’ll celebrate your successes. Whether it’s with making a big purchase, throwing yourself a little party with friends, or just giving yourself bragging rights, having a reward at the end of your journey gives you something to look forward to. It may give you the extra push of motivation you’ll need when you’re in the midst of working toward your resolutions.
2020 is looking bright! With a clear path ahead, you’ll enter the new year feeling optimistic and ready to take on challenges that come your way. Follow these simple steps for goal-setting, and you’ll be standing at the finish line in no time.