You have all heard the old saying about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions. If not, now you have.
When you lay out your resolutions each year, you don’t INTEND on breaking them a few hours later. Did you put yourself in a position to succeed? It is simple to increase your chances of success.
Write them Down.
Put them where you AND others can read them. Everyday. Mine are posted in my office, in my car, gym locker and by my bed. I will share them with anyone that asks.
Make them SMART. Smart is an acronym to insure good goal setting
S – Specific
You can’t say “I want to lose weight”, you need to set a solid goal, “I want to lose 10 pounds”
M – Measurable
Weight loss is measurable, but “I want to get in shape” is not. I want to be able to run a 5k without stopping is also specific.
A – Attainable
“I want to have more hair”, probably won’t happen, unless it’s white ear hair. You can’t set a goal to be taller. Make sure that your goals are within reason.
R – Relevant
Is there a reason behind it? Does it matter? To you or anyone else? If not, why bother?
T – Time Bound
Have an end time or progress check. “I want to lose 10 pounds” doesn’t fly unless you set a time for it to be accomplished. “I want to lose 10 pounds in the next three months”
Just to prove that I am not a total hypocrite, here are my Resolutions / Goals for 2014. I have specific tactics to help me attain each, but these are just the goals themselves.
1. Weigh 190 pounds by March 31st
2. Run a 5k in under 30 minutes by Thanksgiving
3. Win World Champion in Taekwondo in 2014
4. Earn my 2nd Degree Blackbelt in 2014
5. WORK – Hit Billing Goals every quarter
6. WORK – Win President’s Cup in 2014
7. Write a blog post AT LEAST 4 days per week
I may ask you to help me with one or all of these throughout the year! Thanks in advance for your help! Feel free to post your resolutions here.