New Year Resolutions

Research shows that only 8 percent of people achieve their New Year resolutions!

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By KARINE RAYSON

Here are some tips to help you avoid falling into the 92 percentile that doesn’t. The fact that you are intentionally setting goals is enough to show that you desire to achieve them. However, achieving your goals takes a bit more than just setting them. It requires skill. Not to worry, these skills can be learnt and developed, and all it needs is your commitment.

This year I’ve spent time researching the practices of the most successful entrepreneurs and how they can achieve their goals consistently. This confirmed my thoughts and experience in goal setting, and I am thrilled to be able to share it with you. 

The first step is to set meaningful goals – The goals must be your own rather than what you think someone else would like you to achieve. When you are setting a goal that resonates with you, you are more likely to have the motivation to achieve it.

Secondly – set specific goals, as vague goals are rarely achievable, and having specific goals holds you accountable to them. For example, a general goal may be to lose weight, and a specific goal would be that I will run 6 km on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Thirdly, is it achievable? If you set your goals too high, you set yourself up for failure before even starting. Instead, start small and periodically reassess your goals and build on them. This will boost your confidence and increase one’s sense of self-efficacy.

Fourth, know what you are prepared to sacrifice to achieve your goals – This is realistic. To achieve the goals, you need to be willing to put in the hard yards, which may be giving up the things you enjoy the most. Knowing what you are prepared to give up on will reduce the risk of any unforeseen surprises.

Fifth, set yourself affirmations and reminders of why you are achieving your goals. Visualise how you would behave, think, and feel once you have reached your goals. Developing a connection to your goals help you stay focused and in flow. 

Be compassionate towards yourself – you may fall off the bandwagon periodically, but it isn’t the end of the world. I genuinely believe failure is the crucial ingredient in authentically reaching your goals, and failure will lead to success if you can respond and correct your course. 

We wish you all the best for 2019 and want to see you kickstart 2019 with a bang! We have designed a high-performance goal setting workbook that you can download here.

Wishing you every success for a prosperous 2019!

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New Year Resolutions