February-The New Year’s Resolution killer.
One tip to help you Stay on Track for 2020
How’s your New Year’s Resolution going? January is the month that we attack our newly set resolution with vigor but by the time February rolls around we have usually let things slip the first cracks have appeared to not achieving the goals we set.
So, with that warning in mind, what can we do to stop the February NY resolution funk.
Setting a future goal through a resolution is reasonably easy. You decide on what you want to improve on and set a date that you want to achieve it by. You might then write it down on a piece of paper and stick it on the fridge so that you are reminded daily and become accountable. But the problem with setting future goals is that are so far away. The final goal date is not tangible and you get no immediate satisfaction.
Gary Keller in his book, The One Thing, outlines how you can achieve those long-term goals by “prioritising to the now”.
He explains that the secret to achieving a long-term goal is to break it down into incremental micro goals until you discover what you need to do right now that enables you to achieve your long-term goal. His advice was simple and easy to understand.
Break down your long-term goal to monthly goals and say to yourself, “What am I doing this month to achieve my long-term goal?” Then he recommends breaking down the monthly goals to weekly goals by saying “what am I doing this week to achieve my weekly goals that will help me achieve my monthly goals that will help me achieve my long-term goals. Then he outlines breaking down his weekly goals to daily goals and tasks. This is what he means by pioritising daily tasks and actions to the now. By pioritising your now, or daily goals, Keller explains that it links you to your final long-term goal and gives you a better chance to succeed with you newly set resolution. Hopefully this is of help to you when you are committing to positive changes in your life.