I bought my dream car, a Bentley! Well not really, but I did buy a car that I like a lot. In 2019, I moved to a new city, got a promotion/new job, bought a car, maintained healthy hair, found hobbies, saved money, and built good credit. These were my 2019 New Year resolutions, and YES, I accomplished all of them! Well, you know, at least much more than I ever did before. This is really just 7 of the 10, but don’t let that distract you.
It’s the first week of February and time to revisit all those goals you made at the beginning of last month. I use to be one of the “new year, same me” people. BUT once I started to set goals and follow the tips below, I finally accomplished majority of my New Year's resolutions last year. This did not come by chance or luck. It came from taking strategic measures that I found to be successful.
With that being said, I’m ready to put you all on to the magic so you can use it in 2020.
1. Write your goals down.
When you allow your thoughts to exit your head, you manifest what was just an idea and make it a reality. You ever tell yourself you are going to remember something and you think to yourself later, danggg I should’ve written that down. Yeah. This is why this tip is so important. It’s way easier to lose track of your goals when they are just in your head or, more importantly, when you didn’t write them in detail.
A goal without a plan is a wish, and you should save those for your birthday. The key is not only to write it down but to write it down in detail. As much detail as possible. Did I mention you need to include details? Okay, assuming that you got the point, include information such as when you want to accomplish it by (Not just December 31st) and how you’re going to do it. For my save more money goal, I wrote down how much I was going to transfer to savings and how that was possible in detail.
When you allow your thoughts to exit your head, you manifest what was just an idea and make it a reality.
2. Revisit your goals at least every two weeks.
Our day to day lives can and will get busy. This is actually the most important step. This ensures that whatever is going on will be focused back on your goals. It is very easy to forget what you were striving for at the beginning of the year. You might not feel this in February, but babyyyy when July comes around, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t spent more time with your family like you said you were, didn't lose 10 lbs or didn't save any money.
Treat yourself like a business. Most companies make yearly goals and quarterly goals. Then they create smaller goals that align with the ultimate goals. There are deadlines put into place throughout the year to ensure that these goals are being met, and they are checking in to see if they are on the right path frequently. SO, why would you treat your life any differently? Treat yourself like a business and make sure the deadlines are being met or altered appropriately.
Treat yourself like a business.
3. Be confident but realistic.
Don’t just be confident, be Lizzo confident! Why? Well, because what’s the worst that can come from being confident? Not much, if anything at all. The point is, remember that your mind must arrive at your destination before your life does.
Don't just be confident, be Lizzo confident!
4. Share your goals with others.
Share it with someone, NOT EVERYONE. Now, listen, what I’m saying here is don’t write yourself an Instagram/Facebook/Twitter post saying, “Just watch! 2020 I’m going to be in my dream home, haters say I couldn’t do it, but I’m going to show them.” And I also don’t mean “I’m making big moves watch me work in silence.”
I’m just saying that sharing it with someone makes it real. It also adds another factor of accountability. Find someone you trust, that you can share this with and gain encouragement. For 2020, I took it up a notch and joined a New Year resolution group. A place where we reflected on the past year and shared and encouraged each other for the New Year. I also hosted a New Year's resolution gathering with my friend and created a safe space where everyone could create, share their goals, and have fun.
5. Whatever you do, DON’T GIVE UP.
You kill any chance you have the moment you stop trying; DON’T GIVE UP. You may slow down, you may change the course of action, you may even alter the goal, but just make sure you have given it all you got. At the point, you gave it your all, and it didn’t work out, you know for sure that you didn’t give up, you tried everything you could, and you will have nothing to regret at all.
You kill any chance you have the moment you stop trying; DON’T GIVE UP.
If you haven’t made New Year's resolutions yet, it’s not too late either. Now, as far as my 2020 goals, well, I just hope my fitness trainer isn’t reading this.