Most of us sets goals and makes promises for the new year, but hardly 10% of people keep New Year’s resolutions.
How to join those motivated achievers?
The number-one thing you need to do is to write down your achievements and future plans.
This simple act will help to make up your mind, clearly see what you’ve accomplished, which direction to follow and what your next level is.
Define your priorities and tasks
It’s important not to set unattainable goals. Use the SMART principle: your goal should be
Specific – target a specific area for improvement;
Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress;
Assignable – specify who will do it;
Realistic – state what results can realistically be achieved, given available resources;
Time-related – specify when the result can be achieved.
Why is writing down so important?
When we just THINK about our goals and dreams, we’re only using the right, imaginative, brain hemisphere. When we write down what we desire, the logic-based left hemisphere is also getting involved and both sides of the brain start working together, taking our productivity to a new level.
As a research shows, you become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, simply by writing them down.
Let’s start this year off right. Take a pen and a piece of paper, figure out where you are in your role and what your growth prospects are and set the goals for 2018!