New Year's Resolutions are stupid. Ok, stay with me, I'll explain.
Think about it: most people who set New Year Resolutions don't stick with them. And for people who do reach their goals? Setting goals 365 days in advance creates no sense of urgency. They spend most of the year putting off the things they need to do to reach their goals and then in October, they hustle hard and accomplish what they wanted to ... in the last 90 days of the year.
You can read a lot more about the idea of setting 90 day goals in the book The 12 Week Year (available on Amazon here); I've been implementing the strategies into my life and it's been a game-changer.
Now, in order to set goals, I believe there are a few things you need to do.
Wait, what's a S.M.A.R.T. goal? The acronym stands for: Specific, Measureable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Let’s break it down.
Your goal(s) must identify exactly what you want to accomplish. You need to be specific, clear, and precise.
No: Write a book.
Yes: Write a book proposal for Manifestation for Busy Mamas.
“You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” If you can’t measure your goal, how will you know if you’ve achieved it?
No: Earn more money.
Yes: Earn $10,000 more this year than last year.
Every goal should start with an action verb (like: quit, run, finish, create, etc.)
No: Be more consistent with blogging.
Yes: Write 2 blog posts per week.
Ok, be careful here... because anything is possible if you truly believe it. Make sure you’re thinking about your life right now and what is realistically attainable for you in the span of 365 days. Go to the edge of your comfort zone... and then step over that edge.
No: Win the Stanley Cup in hockey (unless, of course, you’re a current NHL player reading this)
Yes: Join a women’s hockey team.
You need to have a deadline - this is when you plan to achieve this goal. For this goal-setting guide, your deadline is 90 days from today
No: Lose 10 pounds.
Yes: Lose 10 pounds by October 7.
Want to have someone walk you through the entire process? Download my FREE 90 Day Goal-Setting Guide below!