A new year is on the horizon, and it’s time to start thinking about what you want to achieve in the next 12 months. As a bright, hardworking person, your potential is unlimited.
No doubt, you’ve already been thinking about goals you’d like to achieve in 2019, and with careful planning, you can conquer every last one of them. Follow these steps to make the new year your most successful yet.
Make a Plan
Small goals aren’t really your style. You want to accomplish big things in 2019, so set yourself up for success by creating a plan. Decide what you want to achieve and where you want to be professionally by this time next year. You can’t move forward without a defined path, so this will serve as your starting point.
Set Specific Goals
Vague objectives don’t get accomplished, because they lack structure. Avoid falling into this trap by making your goals S.M.A.R.T. — specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound. For example, having a goal to learn to type faster is fine, but it’s much more effective to say you’re going to learn to type 75 words per minute by June 1.
Move Forward Every Day
Promote your success by working toward your goals every day. This doesn’t have to be a time-consuming activity, as spending as little as five minutes on a certain activity can make a difference. Breaking your goals up into small, digestible chunks makes them easier to attain, because they don’t feel so overwhelming. Not only that, when working toward your goals becomes a daily habit, you don’t think twice about completing these activities.
Hold Yourself Accountable
Set aside time each week to track the progress you’ve made toward attaining your goals. Regular check-ins ensure you know exactly where you stand, so you don’t realize halfway through the year that you’ve barely made any headway. This also gives you the opportunity to make adjustments to your plan as needed, because your priorities might shift during the year.
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