As the year comes to an end, it is time to start planning for 2015. A new year often brings new goals. Start constructing your goals today!
25% of people abandon their new year’s resolution after the first week and 60% abandon it after six months. To avoid becoming one of these statistics here are five tips to help you fulfill your goals for 2015:
- Write your goals down. Putting something down on paper helps hold you accountable.
- Tell a friend. Tell a friend about your goals. A good friend will help hold you accountable and help you find ways to achieve your goals.
- Visualize yourself accomplishing your goal. Envision your success. Doesn’t it feel good? Now go and get it!
- Set deadlines. Most goals are not accomplished overnight, it takes a little work every day over a long period of time. Create benchmarks for yourself.
- Be realistic. Your main goal might be big, so set a realistic accomplishment for the year. I can’t personally build my dream house and work a full time job in one year, but I can work a full time job and complete a portion of a house. Don’t set yourself up for failure, be realistic!
In 4-H we are constantly pushing kids to think about goals they want to accomplish, but don’t forget yourself.
Once you have your own goals set, help some kids set a few! A good resources for helping kids think about 4-H related goals is the Goal Setting Leader’s Guide to Helping Youth.
Start setting some goals!