New Year Resolutions….

21 days in…and they are broken!

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Of course, the optimist might say that the good news is that there are 345 days to correct this!  Where does it all go wrong?

Let’s get back to basics! Motivation is the key driver in achieving anything in life. Scientists define motivation as the general willingness to do something. A set of psychological forces that compel you to do something. The key factor then becomes…

“We cannot be motivated unless we have powerful goals in place and that spur us to take action…and with a strong desire to succeed”. 

When we think about goals, it’s natural to think about SMART objectives.

Far too often when it comes to New Year Resolutions, we feel peer group pressure to make them. Almost as if we must do something because everyone else is! We then need to question the R…Relevant.

Goals only work, when they are personal to you, and something that you really want to achieve. It’s for this reason that generic business goals and that are cascaded down the line, don’t always achieve their objective unless they have been prior agreed, and that people buy into!

Let’s now consider S…Specific. One of the keys to success is having a picture of what the success will look like…What the eye can picture, the mind can achieve! Not wishy washy…A clear picture!

If goals are not A…Achievable, there will be no engagement!  But there needs to be stretch! Enough to challenge us to make self-improvement!

M…Measurable and T…Timed then complete the SMART objectives. Part of any drive to improve needs individuals to be able to celebrate success…To know that we have achieved the goal and within the given timeframe.

The good news…We have 345 days left to make changes. Your call to action then becomes…
“What do you really want to change, and how does this lend itself to you creating a SMART objective”.
We all need challenges in life but always make sure that they really mean something to you, and not someone else!

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
Dr Roopleen