We have all set a New Year's Resolution at some point in our life, whether it be to lose weight, eat less sugar or save money, they all seem to disappear after a few months... or let's be real honest a few weeks.
But why is that? Maybe our goals aren't attainable, or maybe we didn't set a time limit on reaching that goal, whatever it may be, motivational speaker, life coach and author, Bershan Shaw is here to help!
Stop setting yourself up for failure and set yourself up for success with Shaw's five tips for sticking to your New Year's Resolution:
Set specific goals and write them down:
You have to know what it is that you are trying to attain so write it down, text yourself, place your goals somewhere that you can review every day. Maybe sticky notes in your bathroom or on your computer. WRITE IT DOWN.
Make sure your goals are measurable:
You should be able to measure your progress. If you are trying to launch your business, what steps have you taken to begin that process? If you are trying to save a certain amount of money - you should be setting aside an amount either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly and each month you should be able to see your savings grow.
Make sure you set time's for your goals, whether it's six months, nine months or a year. You must set a time and stick to it. If you are on a weight loss journey set your goal to lose a certain amount of weight in a certain amount of time. Be realistic, you can lose two pounds in two weeks or six pounds in one month. Set times and do the work to stick to your timely goals.
Make sure your goals are attainable:
Please make sure you set real, attainable goals. Don't set up goals that you can't attain, you will only get discouraged when you don't reach those goals. Don't quit your job until you have done the work/research. Set your priorities and work towards them, faith without work is dead.
Stay in your lane:
Be good at what you do, and don't step into someone else's area/lane of work. Focus on what you do best so that you can shine