Looking Forward to 2019 - And Beyond
It's that time of year again. Yes, making new goals for the upcoming year and also sharing information with all of you.
I've shared with you before that I don't make New Year resolutions. Instead, I make written goals.
Did you know, according to statistics, 95% of New Year's resolutions made have failed by January 15th? That fail rate has risen considerably over the last year.
That is why it is necessary for you to concentrate on having written goals - so you can be successful.
STEPPING INTO 2019
As I am looking ahead, there are so many wonderful things happening for our family in the new year - my son is getting married, my daugher is graduating from college, and a new grand child is on the way. I am so very excited for it all.
On another aspect, I am also looking forward to taking my website and business to the next level. I am planning on doing some new things as well as kicking it up a notch with some previous things I've done.
I knew in order to get 2019 started off on the right foot, I needed to do two important things:
1) Write my goals for the year
2) Post them in a place to be seen everyday
Mission accomplished! As of this morning, my goals are written and posted. I feel great going into 2019.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
I know I've shared this before, but it's always good as a reminder why written goals are so important. Having written goals holds you accountable for whatever it is you want to accomplish. Placing your goals somewhere you can see them is important because it will help you to visualize them.
Another aspect in writing your goals, is making sure they are S.M.A.R.T.* :
S = Specific
M = Measurable
A = Attainable
R = Realistic
T = Time-based
(*November 1981, Management Review - George Doran, Arthur Miller, and James Cunningham.)
The importance of having S.M.A.R.T. goals is to help you stay on your path and not give up out of frustration.
YOUR GOALS ARE YOURS
One thing to remember is that your goals are just that - YOURS! There are so many times people may not agree with your goals and aspirations so they make you feel bad about what you want to accomplish. That even applies to joining WA. People may express how crazy it is to be here. Or they may tell you time and time again how this is not going to work.
If you have made your mind up about getting something accomplished, don't listen to the naysayers! If you have certain goals and aspirations - GO FOR IT! And if you ever need inspiration or encouragement, look to those people in your life that are positive who will lift you up, not tear you down.
I wish everyone here a properous 2019. Now go to work on those goals!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, WA FAMILY!
~ Yvette ~