Keep Your Resolutions
It’s the season for New Year’s resolutions. Setting and reaching goals is always an admirable endeavor, and most people set goals during the first part of the year. The Liv Northgate Blog has a couple of tips that will help you achieve and keep all of your resolutions this year. We hope that you have a great year filled with achievement and success.
Before you start working on your New Year’s resolutions, take a few minutes to get inspired. Create a “mood board” or a Pinterest board with pictures and articles that you think will help you stay motivated. Read books related to your goal, make a list of people whose careers you want to emulate, and surround yourself with inspirational quotes. One of our favorite inspirational quotes is from Mark Twain:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover.”
You can find a list of inspirational quotes here.
Come up with a game plan
A game plan can help you map out just what you want to achieve, track your progress, and set deadlines for your goal. Make sure that your goal is concise — know what you want to achieve, how you want to achieve it, and how quickly (or slowly) you want to make progress. The SMART method of writing goals is particularly popular. Find out more about writing SMART goals here.
You can’t achieve a goal unless you’re willing to work for it. Make sure that you are intrinsically motivated to achieve your goal. Motivation comes when your goal is something you really want to achieve. Don’t set goals for other people or because you think that you should. Set goals because you are passionate about seeing results and then work like mad to achieve them. Don’t sweat about slipping up once in awhile — just rest, recover, and start again. Persistence is what separates those who don’t achieve their goals and those that do. Need some inspiration to keep going? Angela Lee Duckworth has a great TED talk on sticking with your goals.
Do you have any New Year’s resolutions for us? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!