By Wazobia Staff
Can you believe how fast time is flying? We are already in the second month of 2017.
How are you coming with your new year’s resolutions? Have you started them yet? Have you started, but have stopped already?
Whatever the case may be it’s alright. Today is a new day for you to start all over again. Here is a game plan to get you back on track.
- Take a hard look at your resolutions. Are the 20 things on your list feasible? If you put on your list that you want to lose 100 lbs. in three months or run a Fortune 500 company, that might not be as practical. Maybe if you say you want to lose 1-2 lbs. a week or go back to school to enhance your possibility of running a Fortune 500 company in the future. Go through each one of your resolutions and break them down into something that is easily doable and not to overwhelming.
- Make a plan. Now that you have little bite size resolutions, turn them into goals. We have all made resolutions over the years and the thing that is missing from us achieving them is we don’t make them a priority. We right them down without setting a measurable goal on a way to get there. Yes it would be nice to save money this year, but how much are you going to set aside, when, how much, and put it where? As you make a plan for each of your resolutions make sure that you set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Bound) goals.
- Work your plan. Great work you now have a plan, now you have to work your plan. All the planning in the world won’t help if you don’t put it into action. If you find it hard to get started with your plan and you have several different goals, try starting with something easy. For example you want to pay off some bills. One bill is $2,000 and one is $200, pay off the $200 bill first and that should motivate you to get to the other bill. If not at least it will free up some money to put towards the other bill.
- Celebrate the little victories. Remember that you are human and you are not perfect. Even if you fall short of your goal still celebrate that you did something. Then next time you can do more. Those little victories add up to big success so keep going.
If you follow these four steps you will be well on your way to tackling those resolution. Next year you can put new resolutions on your list because these will be history.