Another year is winding down and 2018 is just around the corner. Of course New Year resolutions are being thrown out like free t-shirts at a sporting event.
Don’t state resolutions, but do set goals.
This morning, each member of my family wrote down three goals. Why did we write them down? Because studies have shown you are at least 40% more likely to achieve written out goals.
Why did we share them and do the exercise collectively? Because the success rate of achieving goals again grows exponentially, simply by sharing them.
We all had fitness goals. However, the key is to make them precise.
I am committing to a 100 push-up/day for 100 day challenge and taking boxing classes at a studio across from my office. My wife, is going to do ballet classes on Saturday mornings and my eldest daughter is going to achieve her dance splits by doing stretching exercises on her yoga mat (set right next to her bed) first thing in the morning and just before bed.
Beyond the classic post holiday, “time to get in shape” goals. Setting specific school, or career goals and personal achievement goals will help keep 2018 on track.
My five year old is committed to do more around the house to help the family (how she came up with that is beyond me, but awesome!) She wants to wash dishes and feed the dogs daily.
Focus on areas that you need to work at and have the goals written down. Better yet, re-write them daily, or weekly to keep them top of mind. In my business, I can get bogged down and forget the basics to my early career success.
One of my career goals is simply blocking an hour each day, to “smile and dial” to simply call my clients. I want to make sure I am personally connecting with them to check in and check up on their mortgage and life needs (and not through email or text.)
Goals are the start, the set up and ultimately the end destination. You may get there without setting them out, but by doing so-writing them down and sharing them, you will creat accountability and a road map to not only getting there, but getting there together-and isn’t that the ultimate goal?