Raise your hand if you actually stuck to your New Year resolutions in 2017? I didn't, because I didn't make resolutions. Instead, I set goals for myself and ones that I knew would be realistic. Sure, the words are sort of interchangeable, but rather than resolving to do alll the things, why not set a few attainable goals? Life coach, Yana German is joining us today with a handful of simple tips on how to do just that.
1. Make sure your goals depend solely on you and no one else. The only person you can rely on is yourself. Don't let others influence your decisions. We are the happiest then we are satisfied with ourselves, so don't let other be an excuse for your failure.
2. Set timeframes for achieving your goals. You don't have to achieve something tomorrow but you definitely need to have a timeframe (i.e. 1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6- 12 months). Keep in mind that the importance of the goal may change and it may need to be adjusted.
3. Rate your goals and remember that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I often see people who get overwhelmed with everything they are trying to change in your life. Take one step at a time. Write down all of your goals and try to rate them easiest to hardest (i.e. easy to achieve, quick to achieve, will require more effort but do-able, will require more time but achievable). This will serve as your map to achieving your goals.
4. When you are writing down your goals make sure there is no distraction and time limit. Try and be in a quiet place where you can think and reflect. After you wrote down your goals give them 48 hours and look over them again to see if they resonate with you. Say your goals out loud and remember that words manifest themselves.
5. Make sure your goals are YOUR goals. Is your grandmother sick and you want her to get better? That's an honorable wish but you have no control over it. Make sure your goals are attainable. Dreams and wishes and different from goals.