How is 2019 going? Which projects did you start, which ones are still going on?
It is common to hear that New Year’s resolutions never really happen. Most people accept the fact that by February or March they will no longer go to the gym, they will probably have stopped saving money and so forth. New Year’s resolutions not being fulfilled or accomplished is a belief well accepted all across the world. Acceptance of this fact is actually not a good idea. When we fail to accomplish our goals, we are failing to ourselves. Our inner dialogue becomes destructive, our self-esteem decreases and we get into a vicious circle from which it is hard to recover.
What would happen if we accept the commitment to honor our goals? What would happen if we accept the idea that once a goal is set, we will make it make it happen? What does it take to change the collective idea of failing to New Year’s resolutions?
Honestly, I know it is possible to accomplish personal goals. I have been through the process myself and have seen a lot of people go through it. Thera are 4 key things that I have seen consistently to do so:
1.- Have few goals, probably no more than 3 per year. And focus to get small wins throughout the first couple of weeks. Keep momentum.
2.- Start with the easiest goal and celebrate success. By doing this, you really start becoming a person that fulfill her promises.
3.- Define your personal performance indicators and start measuring them. If you don’t track progress, it’s hard to improve.
4.- Visualize! See yourself as the person you want to become. Keep visualizing, every day as possible.
It is time to define your goals. No matter if 2019 has started. Goals can be set up in any moment. Define 3 goals, write them down, define the right indicators to measure them and visualize yourself as if you already have achieved them. It is worth doing the effort.
“Are you ready? What if for once and for all we change the collective idea that New Year’s resolutions are never fulfilled?
About the Author
Becky is a senior consultant and co-founder at Tracción Comercial and mentor at Endeavor. She has more than 25 years of exprience on the Marketing area, Innovation, Trade Marketing in transnational companies such as Kellogg, Johnson Wax and Unilever. Her specialty is strategic planning and the development of work teams with a focus on the potential of each person.