Each year, people all around the world set New Year's resolutions to help create a vision for their future. However, these goals are often tasks that people are avoiding. It is no wonder that most New Year's resolutions are forgotten about midway through the month of March. This year, I encourage you to set goals revolving around things you are excited to do, but don't wait until the clock strikes midnight. Start your 2020 goals right now!
In order to set reasonable goals for yourself it is important to reflect on the great things you achieved in the last 365 days. For our company, we had a lot! To name two...
- In 2019, AmpliPhi Social Media Strategies added three new team members. As a start-up company, we are proud to add new talent to help service our clients. AmpliPhi has been given the opportunity to service clients all over the world using our proven social media strategies.
- One of the best things about 2019 - winning a fourth consecutive In Business magazine Executive Choice Award for Social Media Consulting company, and sharing it with our growing team.
Most importantly, it is crucial to reflect on the things that didn't quite go as planned and use them as a learning lesson. Every 'negative' event that occurred in the last 365 days has brought you to where you are now and can be used as positive motivation for goal setting.
Here are 5 ways you can most effectively set your goals for the future:
- Create a vision board: This creates a visual representation of where you wish to see yourself in the next year.
- Make your goals SMART: What are SMART goals? They are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time sensitive.
- Measure your progress: This can be done daily, weekly, or monthly. This helps to ensure that you are on track to your time-sensitive objective and helps to make sure it actually happens.
- Start NOW: Don't wait until a new week or new year to start your goals. If you have a goal in mind, you don't want to look back and wish you had more time to achieve it. Create or cut habits out of your life. For example, cut your caffeine consumption and create a workout schedule.
- Be excited and make your progress public: If you share your experience through social media platforms you are held accountable. Get your followers involved and encourage them to join you in sharing their own progress.
Creating a vision for the future and road-mapping the necessary steps to get there will add more value to each New Year's resolution. Create a purpose for the next year by facing the struggles that are in your way. Leave all of the negativity behind and start getting excited about where those opportunities are going to propel you.
Have you started thinking about your goals for 2020? How have your struggles created a foundation for a better future?