How to Set and Stick to Your Goals in 2016
With 2016 underway many people will have set themselves goals for the year ahead. According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute the top five New Years resolutions for 2015 were to lose weight, get organised, spend less and save more, enjoy life to the fullest and to stay fit and healthy.
People start off with great intentions, but as time goes by they find it hard to keep going and achieve their goals because they focus on the end result instead of the steps that are going to take them on the path to success. Here are my tips to help you keep focussed on achieving your goals in 2016.
- Think about what you would like to achieve, but don’t make that your main focus. Break down your goal into different stages and focus on the next step.
- Make the unfamiliar familiar. Years ago when I wanted to get fit I started with one exercise class each week. As time went by, I added an extra class and soon I was going to the gym five mornings a week. Had I started out with the intention of working out five days a week, it would have seemed overwhelming, but as I started off slowly and made exercising a part of my life, going to the gym became as familiar as brushing my teeth.
- Do something each day that is going to take you in the direction of your goal. Soon these small actions will add up and help your goal seem so much more achievable.
- If there is a step on your path to achievement that you feel uncomfortable about, do that first. Successful people will often do the thing they dislike first, so they are then free to focus on what they do like doing.
If you would like help in creating and achieving your goals, I am a trained Project You coach. If you would like more information on how I can help you, why not contact me for your free initial telephone consultation.