This is the time of the year when you are thinking about the Goals for 2021.
As per the statistics, 8 percent of people achieve the new year resolutions and 75 percent of people can actually follow the goals after the 1st week of the year.
How do you stick to the goal setting you are doing for 2021?
Before moving ahead, let’s focus on the last year.
Which were the areas where you got success in achieving and the areas where you felt terrible?
Write these three points:
1. the success you had in the previous year
2. The Struggle you encountered
3. The areas where you could do better
What are your dreams? What do you want to achieve?
“Dream, Dream, Dream
Dreams transform into thoughts
And thoughts result in action.”
The Goals for 2021
Let’s write a few things that could actually help you out. When you are writing and having something in front of you often, you are going to remember it and soon it will be part of your habit.
Buy post-its and put them at various places at home so your 2021 goals will be in front of you.
Reminders are a good way to work on them. Reminder and your phone, calendar, or whatever else will help you with your to-do list.
Your Plans and planning at this stage are essential to get the ball rolling.
Planning is nothing but your detailed steps to achieve your goals and track the progress.
Let’s plan your Personal goals for various areas of life:
- Career and Business
- Family and Relationships
- Health and Fitness
1. Career and Business
If you want to grow your business or career list what you want and what you will do to achieve it.
If you are looking for a senior role in the workplace, plan for that. If you are looking to start your new business plan for that. Goal Setting will bring clarity and results.
2. Family and Relationships
Most people while setting the goals for the new year forget their family and relationship goals.
Write down the goals you want to achieve:
1. Is it more time with kids?
2. Is it a strong relationship with parents?
3. Is it better personal bonding with family?
Finance is the lifeblood of the organization, and even it is important for you.
Everyone wants financial freedom but keep planning.
Write in your diary, which part of the life goal you want to achieve this year.
For example, if your goal is to retire early, what is the amount you will put into your financial freedom account.
Financial goals will help you inch closer towards that.
4. Health and Fitness
Do not neglect this. I am not talking about the new year resolution of going to the gym here.
If your goal is weight loss or gaining weight, write it down.
Put your desire on paper and set it clear and measurable.
Now you have your family and relationships, financial, health, and fitness goals ready. What you the area that is core to you?
It doesn’t mean you will sit deep for meditation for 30 days or going for a spiritual retreat. This could be as simple as becoming grateful or finding inner peace.
Write your expectation of what is that you want to do for your spirit. That part of you needs to be fed and nourished.
“Once you stop learning you are dying” – Alber Einstein.
Do you want to be in a state of living? So have a lifelong learning culture with you.
Set your educational goals for the year. This will help you be clear about what you want in your education in the next year.
Follow these steps to have a proper goal setting:
1. Think about your lifetime goals
2. Write your goals
3. Answer the question: Why do you want to achieve these goals
4. Take part in 30 days’ challenge
5. Have a date with yourself
6. Set SMART Goals of right goal setting exercise.
7. Set goals for self only
8. Be accountable to your goals
Think About Your Lifetime Goals
Take some time to think about what you want to achieve in life.
thinking about your longer-term vision will help to see the bigger picture and allow you to know the goals to be set for different aspects of life.
Write Your Goals
As above, you would have written your goals and get clear by committing the total goals on paper. Now you would have 6 broad goals.
After writing, create a statement with your goals.
This will improve your retention and success rate.
Frame the goals where they are visible. A constant reminder will help you to move further.
Why Do You want to achieve the 6 Goals?
Why you do what you do is an important part of the story.
When you have the reason to achieve the goal, the reason to work on the goals will become easy and you will keep going.
The reason many people cannot achieve the new Year’s resolution is that there is no clear why.
Take part In a 30-Day Challenge
To build your new habit, take the 30-day challenge.
Experts say it takes 21 days to stick to the habit and taking part in 30 days’ challenge will help you build the habit.
An example of a challenge can include “read at least for 30 minutes for 30 days.”
Have A Date with Yourself
Laura Maddox, Owner of Magnolia Celebrates, shares her approach: “We usually plan a goal-setting weekend for some time in the fall generally as our events wrap up in late November. This weekend is dedicated to checking in on the past year’s goals, what was successful, and what presented new opportunities, as well as setting new goals for the following year. We generally set company goals for one year, five years, and ten years. This helps us to ultimately make a road map with smaller goals to reach our larger ones.”
Set SMART Goals (Specific measurable Achievable Realistic Time-bound)
If you have a goal of paying your debt of $3600 or Rs. 2.5 Lacs approx. in the next year then you need to break that into the monthly goal of $300 or Rs. 20000 per month.
Set Yearly Goals
Breakdown the goals into half-yearly, quarterly goals, and monthly goals.
You can use a planner to list down everything.
This will lead to at least a $10 per day focus towards the monthly debt account contribution of $300 and annually $3600 to wipe it off.
How long it will take me to reach my goal?
Give the time limit to every goal you have mentioned and written
Set Goals for Self Only (Whose Goal it is?)
If you are trying to achieve your parents’ or the family’s goal, then soon it will fade away. If your family wants you to achieve a particular thing, then it might not happen easily that way.
For example, your spouse wants you to get out of debt this will not happen.
Have it for yourself.
Ask yourself. Is this my goal or some else’s desire for me?
You do not want
If you are having a hard time thinking about what you want or you feel the above exercise is futile- check this. Sometimes career consultant Jackie Mitchell’s clients have a hard time thinking about what they want to do and accomplish. So she likes to turn the question on its head and have them brainstorm: What type of work do they definitely not want to do?
What is that you enjoy doing that means the tasks you love to do? Mitchell says, think about what you would enjoy and ways to get closer to making that part of your day-to-day
Have Accountability with Goals
I hope by now your goals are somewhat completed and now it is time to put measurements and hold yourself accountable. You can keep calendars and check the progress.
There are unlimited opportunities around you. You need to see that the resources are limited, so understand your skills, objectives, and that you can achieve them.