As the end of the year approaches, many people begin to think of New Years Resolutions they can follow to make their next year even better than the previous one. This can be a difficult thing to do, especially to follow through with them after the first few weeks of the year.
Making big changes can be very hard to do. However, one way to ensure the follow through of resolutions is to create smaller goals that will be easier to follow. These smaller goals can then work towards the bigger resolution. This method makes it more manageable and attainable, increasing the chances of success.
Not only can you make personal goals for your self, but you can also apply this to your place of business. Some examples of this in business are the concepts of “SMART” goals and key performance indicators (KPIs). SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. This means that a goal should not only be clear and well-defined but also should be able to track, be realistically attainable, and have a set deadline to be achieved by.
In addition to creating smaller goals, it is important to have a plan in place for how you plan to achieve these goals. This could include breaking down the goal into smaller steps, seeking support from others, or even creating a schedule or timeline for completing each of the steps.
Goal setting is the first big step, the next is making sure you are holding yourselves accountable. Without holding yourselves accountable, there will be no follow through. This could include setting reminders, having a calendar, tracking progress weekly or monthly, and even having an partner to hold you accountable and make sure you’re staying on track.
Lastly, it is important to celebrate even just small successes along the way. Doing so will motivate you to keep going, and also allow you to feel accomplished, motivating you to keep working towards your end goal.
In conclusion, making new goals for the new year ahead of you is a great way to start fresh and improve different aspects of your life or business. By breaking down bigger goals into smaller, achievable goals and holding yourself accountable with a plan, you are setting yourself up for success.
Happy New Year from the Media Monkey Marketing Team!