3 Steps for Setting Achievable Goals in 2019

3 Steps for Setting Achievable Goals in 2019

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New year, fresh start! If you’ve set yourself a New Year’s resolution (or several), we’re committed to helping you keep it. Michael Hyatt, Leadership Mentor and author of Five Days to Your Best Year Ever, outlined three steps that can help optimistic goal-setters achieve their resolutions and better their lives. But how do you actually fulfill each step? Here are some resources to help you design your best year ever!

CLARITY

“The more clarity you achieve, the more you will find that the universe is on your side, supporting your thoughts and intentions. Therefore, focus on clarity, not on getting results. The results will come according to their own rhythm and timing.” – Deepak Chopra

According to Hyatt, attaining clarity on where you are in life and what needs fixing is the first key step. Effective goals are clear, specific, and based on behavior – not outcomes. Need a jumpstart clearing the deck and focusing? Check some of these resources!

– Clarity: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results by Jamie Smart
– The Little Book of Mindfulness by Patricia Collard
– Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

On the web:
From Hazy to Clear: How to Gain Clarity About Your Life by Deepak Chopra

SET MULTI-FACETED GOALS

Good health is multifaceted – it’s physical, it’s internal, it’s my diet, and my emotional state. It’s all tied in together.” – Michelle Obama

Setting goals in only one area of your life will lead to imbalance and hindering your chance for a fully productive and healthy life. According to Hyatt, properly balanced goals should include all facets of life: spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, relationships, social life, professional life, hobbies, and financial. Does that seem overwhelming? Check some of these titles to help you on your way!

Life Doc: How to Succeed in Life Without Losing Your Faith, Family, and Friends by Omer Dylan Redden
Nine Things Successful People Do Differently by Heidi Grant Halvorson
Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine
Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny by Tony Robbins
Goals! How to Get Everything You Want Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible by Brian Tracy

PLAN OF ACTION

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” – Pablo Picasso

Research quoted in the Business Insider and U.S. News states that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fall apart by February. Why? According to Hyatt, the breakdown of goals directly correlates to a lack of a clear and direct plan of action. You won’t be able to achieve your goals without a solid plan with measurable benchmarks.

Goal Setting: How to Create an Action Plan and Achieve Your Goals by Michael Dobson and Susan F. Wilson
The Magic Lamp: Goal Setting for People Who Hate Setting Goals by Keith Ellis

On the web:

www.mindtools.com