The last few weeks with 2015 drawing to a close I’ve noticed myself reflecting more on some of the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year. Some goals I blew out of the water and others I didn’t even come close on.
With 2016 almost upon us hopefully everyone has at least a good idea of what they want to achieve for the new year. While I am not someone who believes you need a new year to make a change, I do believe it does something in us subconsciously that draws inspiration. We start to believe that the new year is going to be different, that its going to be our year.
We all know and probably have been the New Years resolutioner who has big dreams and aspirations they want to achieve. They are fired up on January first but by March all of their inspiration has fizzled out. So whats the difference between these resolutioner who’s motivation tanks 2 months in and someone who seems to climb all year?
I think we can answer that question once we answer the question of the difference between a dream and a goal. The only difference between a dream and a goal is a goal is just a dream with a deadline.
The most important thing in achieving anything is setting clear goals and putting a timeline to them. We need to figure out exactly what we want, figure out the steps we need to get there and then decide what date we want to have it done by. Whether you want to lose 20 lbs or launch your new website, figure out what you need to do and stick to the date!
However, its one thing to have goals but the second important part is writing them down. The difference in the people who continue to climb is they are clear about their goals and they write them down. They also review them day after day. Write your goals down in a place you will see every day and do it in your own handwriting not on a phone or computer. Something just clicks better in our brains when we physically write things down and we look at our own writing each day.
2016 can be different for you, it can be your year. You can do anything your heart desires this year! Write your goals down, put a plan together and be consistent daily until you hit that time frame you set. I wish big things for each and every one of you in the coming year. Now go out and make it happen!