Updated: Oct 10, 2018
Happy New Year! It’s been a bit of a while but we’re back and here to stay. I would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all the support we have received last year; your kind words of encouragement do not go unnoticed & without your support MM would not have been able to achieve all we achieved last year.
So I hope that 2018 is your best year yet. A huge part of entering the new year is setting the goals you want to achieve. We quite often hear the saying ‘new year, new me’ and to be honest I don’t quite agree with this. I believe it’s more about ‘new year, same me’ and realising that you can work with who you are now and believing that you can achieve all your goals.
Setting goals puts you in the driver’s seat, giving you a sense of direction and the power to transform your life. Goal setting provides you a benchmark for determining whether you are actually succeeding. To accomplish your goals, you need to know how to set them. It’s never too late or too early to make a change or discover a new goal you want to achieve. So we have decided to share out 7 Tips for Successful Goal Setting:
1. WRITE THEM DOWN & REVIEW THEM REGULARLY
What I like to do is remind myself of what I’m working towards by using visual aids. Vision Boards work for some people; posting pictures of things you aspire to attain in life and putting it in a visible place to draw inspiration and motivation for the day. Seeing your goals can constantly reminds you that I need to continuously work hard. Write them down somewhere you can see them make it part of your day to review your goals and take action. This keeps your goals alive and top of mind.
People with written goals are approximately 50% more likely to achieve than people without written goals.
2. MAKE THEM SMART
3. CATEGORISE THEM
By categorising your goals, you’re more likely to cover most areas of your life and identify your progress as the year proceeds. We came across a great template shared by Ife Adeyemi on Twitter in regarding to organising your goals which we tweaked a little bit (as seen below):
How you plan to develop your character
Social Interactions e.g. friends, family, colleagues, networking
What you intend on contributing to society, building and achieving