2020 was a year of release and gratitude. Releasing control and releasing what no longer served our purpose, but most importantly, being grateful for what we already have. It also shed a light on mental health. Depression and Anxiety were at their all-time high, and many were finally seeking the help they needed. You don't need to be at your lowest to get help, it's ok to speak up. Let's all talk about mental health and encourage everyone to put it high on our list this year.
We are halfway through the first week of 2021, have you written your goals yet? What are your goals? What lessons did you learn last year that you can implement this year?
Goal setting is a powerful process to create your ideal future by knowing what you want to achieve. It will help you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. By setting clear goals, you can measure and take pride in what you've accomplished and see the progress made.
If you have not yet written your goals for this year, here are some tips for goal setting:
- Put some thought into it. Some goals require lifestyle changes. You need to be fully aware of what the expectations are when you set up goals.
- Be realistic and start small. Saving a million dollars may not be very realistic, perhaps replace that with $50 each paycheck. It may not add up to be a million dollars at the end of the year but it will be a great start!
- Set timelines. For example, in the next 3 months, I will accomplish... OR by the end of the month, I will have this done.
- Break your goals down into action steps. What do you need to do to make your goals happen?
- Write it down, put it where you’ll see it daily. It's very helpful to complete a goal when it's around you or easily seen constantly.
- Go be awesome! You CAN do it! You might have setbacks or obstacles along the way, however, don't let them get you down. When you believe in yourself anything is possible. "If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but NEVER the goal."