With less than 90 days left in the year, many people begin to think of the New Year and
the goals they will achieve on January 1st. Usually, that never happens, those goals never come to fruition and the cycle of not accomplishing goals continues. Luckily, there is still a significant amount of time left to meet your end of year goals. The finish line is closer than you think.
Here, are some helpful tips so that you can meet them:
- Redefine your goals
You may have spent the year overwhelming yourself with all that you wanted to accomplish. Instead of daydreaming about your new healthy lifestyle or that career transition, take some time writing down two or three specific steps that you can help you get there. For example, instead of saying you will have better eating habits, plan out two or three meals for the week.
- Find Accountability Partners
Tell those you trust about the goals you’d like to meet and ask them to hold you accountable. Sharing specific objectives privately with a mentor, best friend or partner can be beneficial if you fall off track and can keep you going!
- Lose Distractions
Take a moment to see what is stopping you from reaching your goals. Are you going out to much? Not Budgeting? Scrolling on Instagram for hours? While cutting out things that you enjoy may be hard, you are ultimately wasting time! While your time is of the essence, use those moments to accomplish small steps for your bigger goal.
- Create an Action Plan
The saying “Action takes you places” is so true. Keep yourself on track by creating a measurable goal you can reach every week. Whether it’s reaching out to someone you admire, setting up an informational interview or joining a network group.
- Reward Yourself
As the holidays approach, use those moments to get inspired! Bounce ideas off of family and friends while your spending time with loved ones. You can also plan to spend time at parties and other events after you have achieved one of those measurable goals. You will feel accomplished and guilt-free!