It’s February, how’s that New Year’s resolution going?
In 2018, the top resolutions according to iQuanti are getting fit, getting organised and living life to the fullest.
But New Year’s resolutions have a reputation for being something you work hard at in January, start to let slip in February, and then completely forget about come March.
Why is that?
Mostly, it’s because your resolutions are DUMB.
- Desperate: You want it now, you don’t care what you have to do, and it should probably be done already.
- Unreachable: Completely unrealistic or even just malformed, you want to get fit, start your own business, eat health, but what does that even look like?
- Misdirected: Lacking a proper target and a way to reach it, how are you actually going to make this happen?
- Beautiful: You’re doe-eyed, bushy-tailed and you can achieve anything. But let’s be realistic, you can’t actually fly to Mars in your Tesla roadster.
What’s the solution then? SMART goals of course, as if you couldn’t already guess. Your goals should be:
- Specific: What exactly do you want to do, lose weight? How about lose four kilos. Want to be fit? How about running 5km by the end of the month. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
- Measurable: How will you know when you’re done? How will you even know once you’ve started? Set milestones that you can stick to and tick off once they’re done. One kilo at a time, one healthy meal at a time.
- Achievable: Failure sucks, so don’t ensure it’s going to happen, make your goals…Realistic
- Realistic & Resourced: Do you have the things necessary to achieve this goal? Is it even possible to achieve? This might be a weight set or the cash required for an endless supply of avocados.
- Time limited: What can you achieve in 1 week, 1 month, 6 months? Setting strict time limits on achieving your milestones will give you a deadline to work to and we all work better with a deadline.
Most importantly, accept failure.
The road to success is riddled with potholes and wrong turns, don’t let these to stop you.
If you can, start this journey with someone, get a running buddy, a healthy eating buddy, or maybe even a study buddy.
While we’re pretty fit and healthy people at WCPT, we can’t help you run a half marathon. But we can help you start a new business, gain the knowledge required to be better than others at what you do and even live a more satisfying life.
We want to help you achieve your SMART goals, whether they be related to business, education or self-development.
So let’s get started!