The new year is coming soon and with it comes new dreams and hopes of a new start.
And maybe you are one of the dreamers around the world, and you are now sitting on the chair trying to design your goals for the new year and seeing yourself losing weight, getting promoted, changing your job, starting a business or any other dream that you may have.
But I want you to Stop. Before setting your new year’s goals, I want you to read this article.
If you set goals for yourself each year and you don’t seem capable of achieving them, then you need to stop setting goals and instead you must ask yourself one important question: ‘’Why should it work this time?’’
I see this mistake repeatedly. People start the new year pumped, they set goals, and rarely do they achieve them.
Time passes, and with the new year, they set new goals that they still will not achieve them. As if they are just making a carryover by shifting their dreams from 2017 to 2018 or from 2018 to 2019, and the loop continues.
Before setting your goals, this year stop and ask yourself:’’ What will I do different this time so that I succeed in achieving these goals?’’
For example, if you are trying to build a specific habit starting the new year and you were never capable of keeping this habit more than 2 weeks, then think about what can you change to make this habit stick? What change in strategy or what new tool or technique that you will try this time to make it work?
And if the answer is: ‘’Everything is the same. There is no new tool, strategy or technique that you will try’’, then it is better not to try to achieve this goal this year. Because the outcome will be the same as last year.
The same strategy I am employing each day in my day to day life.
For example, in my business, I can release a new product, and it can fail. Later I may try to release again the same product but only in 1 condition, if any of the circumstances have changed.
If I changed something in my product itself to make it better, or if I will change my marketing strategy or the market segment that I will market to, then I may try again.
As long as I am making changes and modifications, then I can keep trying until it works.
Bottom line, there must be a change, or else I will not retry to release the product again.
So here is what I want you to do: I want you to share with me your thoughts in the comments section below and to tell me how many times you have failed to achieve a specific goal because you were trying to reach it using the same strategies each time.
And one last thing that I would like to say. No matter what happens, decide now and be decisive about it, that you will do all your best to make 2019 a remarkable year in your life.
Make it truly a year to remember for yourself, your family and even for the people around you that you don't know.
And do not forget to look around you and to help people that need your help while you are busy pursuing your goals.
See you next year.