With the start of a new year, people tend to make New Year’s resolutions that they try to stick to all year long. Even though this is a great idea, why do we wait until a new year to start working towards our goals? There are 365 days in a year and everyday that we don’t take advantage of to better ourselves is a complete loss.
Setting goals for yourself is super important. I really can’t stress this enough. Being able to look back on your accomplishments and everything you have achieved thus far is truly an eyeopener and also one of the most rewarding feelings! Imagine going through the list of goals you wrote down and noticing how many of those you have reached or are close to reaching!
Now there is a difference between short-term goals & long-term goals. Short-term goals are things you can accomplish within a year or less. These are the goals that we work on daily and keep track of the most. An example of a short-term goal would be to pay off a loan before the end of the year. With long-term goals, these are things we want to get done in the future. There is really no time frame since we constantly work towards these goals, but they can be for the near future or several years out. An example of a long-term goal would be to put a down payment on a house or deciding to get your master’s degree. I think having a list of both short-term and long-term goals helps keep us motivated in wanting to do better!
From my personal experience, I have found that writing my goals down twice a year (at the minimum) has helped me reach them a lot faster. I used to think that if I just kept them in my head and repeated them to myself every now and then, I would get them done, but honestly this doesn’t work well. I would either forget some of my goals and remember them later or just not have the motivation in me to make any steps closer to them. There is something about writing your goals down and looking at them everyday that helps! I’m not even lying. Try it and refer back to that list. You will see exactly what I mean!
Whether you want to become a better person, own your own business, or eat healthier, we always have goals we want to accomplish and will strive to meet them! Next time you say to yourself, “I wish I could be better at this” add it to your list! I’m 100% certain when you look back and see how many of your goals have been met, you will be so proud of yourself!😊 Good luck and Happy New Year!