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New year's resolutions: Why you should start setting goals and not new year's resolutions

Did you make new year's resolutions?

Warning: The majority of resolutions fail, but they don't have to be yours this year.

Most new year's resolutions fail because we usually look for new experiences rather than commit to making a real change. Transforming your life necessitates in-depth self-reflection, overcoming limiting beliefs, and developing new habits to attain certain goals.

Instead of a new year's resolution, we should set goals and make plans to achieve them.

Five goal-setting tips will get you started on your journey toward reaching your goals.

Our goals become more attainable when we streamline our goal-setting process. While setting goals we should make sure that our goals are SMART.


Your goal needs to be crystal clear. Making a specific goal is much more crucial than simply stating that “you want to reduce weight”. You should have a target in mind: “How much weight do you want to reduce, and over what period of time?”.


This may seem obvious if your goal is one that has to do with your fitness or weight loss, but it's also crucial if you're looking to make some other kind of sacrifice. Take photos of your nails over time if, for instance, you wish to quit biting them so you can monitor your progress as they grow out. No matter what your goal may be, recording your progress like making notes on your phone, or using behavior-tracking software can help you keep track of your success.


It doesn't mean you can't set humongous goals. However, attempting to move too quickly or in a major way can frustrate you or have a negative impact on other aspects of your life to the point where your goals become all-consuming. For instance, Saving an extra $100 a month may be more attainable than vowing to save enough money to retire in five years when you're 30.


Are you setting this goal for the correct reasons, and does it truly matter to you? It typically doesn't continue long if you do it out of self-hatred, regret, or a great passion at the time. But if you set up a process where you think more carefully about what's best for you, change the way your life is organized, and surround yourself with people who will support that goal, I believe you have a chance.


The timescale for achieving your goal should be practical, just like it should be "achievable". Giving yourself enough time to complete it while setting numerous smaller intermediate goals along the way entails doing so.

Achieving goals involves deviating from the daily monotony, stepping outside of your comfort zone, and challenging yourself.

4 simple tips to achieve your goals

1 - Document your goals

Tracking your progress by checking things off will give you a sense of accomplishment, motivating you to keep going. So, pull out that journal that has been collecting dust and write down those goals! You may remember something more clearly later on if you write it down in a tangible notepad. The greatest way to set yourself up for success is to be absolutely clear about what you want and to have it documented. Once you see your objective clearly in front of you, you'll be able to concentrate on it more.

2 - Avoid Comparisons

It is also important to keep in mind that everyone’s journey is different; although we have similar destinations, our paths are often quite different. Follow your own path.It's true that comparison is the thief of joy. Just as you begin to feel good about your own progress, you hear about someone else accomplishing more, and the goalposts shift. It can make you feel as if you're never good enough. And what about goals that necessitate consistent, daily dedication? Long-term motivation can be undermined by comparison.

3 - Embrace Failure

“Successful people don’t fear failure but understand that it is necessary to learn and grow from.” - Robert Kiyosaki

Setting goals involves learning what you need to do in order to achieve personal growth. Embracing failure by seeing it as a necessary part of achieving your goals will only make you stronger and more resilient as you continue on your road toward achieving your goals. Failure is unavoidable in life. Sometimes we learn from our mistakes, and other times we simply don't understand what went wrong. Accepting yourself and your situation as a part of life means embracing failure. It is a learning opportunity, but it is not a predictor of your future or self-worth. While some things are beyond your control, failure and success frequently go hand in hand — success is usually the result of previous failures. Accepting failure can lead to success in the long run.

4 - Enjoy the Process

“Big success is made up of small victories”

Having goals is essential; however, we don’t stop living while we pursue them. Life happens while you are in the midst of seeing your dreams realized. Don’t allow your focus on the outcome to keep you from enjoying the process. To maintain a healthy mindset, we must understand the importance of enjoying the process rather than the goal itself. Physical achievement of the goal does not result in growth. It happens as you work toward your goal. The ups and downs, pivots, and lessons learned are what make the goal worthwhile in the first place. Focus on these small wins so you can make gradual progress.

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