It’s about that time of year again where you may be thinking about proclaiming a New Year’s Resolution. I personally think setting yourself up with some new personal or professional goals can be a good thing if done right.
The problem with New Year, New Me type resolutions is that very few people follow through and eventually give up on the idea. I saw this all that time when I worked in gyms. Gyms & group fitness classes would be booming in January/February and then back down to their core base of members by the Spring.
But I’m here to tell you that it’s not you, you are not the reason you’re resolution was a big flop, your lack of strategy was the reason you weren’t able to accomplish those goals.
So let’s get strategic…
Start by writing down your overall big goal. Then break down that goal into smaller, short-term goals (quarterly or monthly). Once you have those short-term goals this is where the strategy part comes in.
HOW are you going to accomplish these smaller, short-term goals?
This is where people get stuck. Most people will have a broad, vague answer (i.e. if the goal is to lose weight, the strategy is “eat better & workout”) and that’s not going to cut it. You need to be specific. Avoid leaving things to be figured out along the way.
How are you going to eat better and workout? Where, when, what do you need to do at-home or at-work in order to make these things actionable and tangible. Keep asking yourself “HOW?” until you get super detailed answers for yourself.
If you can do that, I have no doubt that you will crush your goals in 2022!
As always I hope that you found this episode to be helpful, and would love to connect with you further in our Making FIT Work community on Facebook, or on Instagram at @fitwith_nina. Until next time…be strong, be healthy, be happy!