2020 is here, and it is the start of a new decade! While the new year may inspire some to make a goal to hit the gym or take on a new diet, setting goals and achieving them are two different tasks. You may have already set your goals before the new year starting, but now it is time to start carrying them out to fulfill them!
Write Down Your Goals
If you haven’t already, write down your goals. You can write them by hand on a piece of paper, in a journal or a planner, or you can type them out on your computer or your phone in a note application. You may be the type of person who likes to keep a “mental note,” but did you know that if you write down your goal, you are 1.4 times more likely to fulfill that goal than someone who does not write theirs down (Source: New Tech Northwest)? It doesn’t take long to write them down and you owe it to yourself to conquer all your goals this year!
Set Time Aside
Now you must set time aside to start working towards those goals. Treat them as the priority that they are. You took the time to think about and write down these goals, now you are going to have to dedicate some time to them! Give them your undivided attention. Have you ever heard the statement, “It takes 21 days to make a habit?” The truth is, it can take anywhere from as little as 21 days to two months to eight months to form a habit. That is why it is imperative that you allot time in your busy schedule that is specific to working towards achieving your goals.
Hold Yourself Accountable
Accountability is a skill any successful person should want to obtain and keep. While it can be difficult to make a lifestyle change, or even a financial change, holding yourself accountable by staying on track and evaluating your progress along the way will help you achieve your goal in the long run. If you have trouble remembering to check in with your goals, put them on the wall in a spot where you are bound to look at it. Or, as we learned from one of our top producers at CLIMB ’20, you can even laminate them and hang them in your shower, so you see them first thing every morning. Or, you can get a whiteboard to hang near your bed. At the very least, put a sticky note on your computer monitor. Whatever way you decide is best for you, displaying your goals is a great way to hold yourself accountable for fulfilling your 2020 goals!
As a new year and decade have arrived, so have your new goals. If you have been wanting to achieve one of your goals for years, but have not followed through, or things have gotten in the way, it is time to make this new year and new decade about you. Don’t let another year go by, and certainly don’t let another decade fly by without achieving your goals! Not only do you owe it to yourself, but you will thank your future self for sticking to it and holding yourself accountable.