It’s that time of year again! Once the clock struck twelve most of us shouted out “NEW YEAR, NEW ME” even if it was just internally. We thought about the new sexy body we are going to have, the better person we are going to become, and all the money we are going to make this year. Let’s keep that excitement going. With calculated steps and good intentions this year CAN be your year.
It starts with setting your intentions. Go pick up a notebook specifically for your goals. Write down a very specific list of your intentions for the year. Be honest with yourself and realistic with your goals. For example, you wouldn’t want to write “graduate from college” if you know you’re just a freshman. Instead, you could set the goal to make A’s in your classes so you can make the dean’s list at the end of the semester. You’ll want to also include a plan of how you plan on manifesting each item on your list. When you make your list only put things you’re willing to work for. Even though this is about goals that you want to get accomplished for the year, it may help to make a list of sub goals to tackle month by month or just one week at a time. That way you're not putting unrealistic pressure on yourself.
Now we are all human and sometimes we get sidetracked and fall off the wagon. That’s what the rest of the journal is for. Set expectations for yourself and check in regularly. You could write down the difficulties that you’re having as well as your overall progress. Also list ways to overcome your difficulties. You’ll want to check in regularly to constantly remind yourself of the goals you set for yourself and encourage yourself to keep going. In order to make a drastic change in your life you’re going to have to be your own cheerleader. Only you know what this means to you. Keeping a goal journal is only one facet of getting your goals accomplished. It’s just meant to keep you on track. Doing the work is up to you. You can do it! Let’s start this year off the right way together and get these goals accomplished.