Make attainable goals
You can’t keep your resolutions if you set yourself up to fail. To ensure success, make smaller, more achievable goals you can consistently work toward during the year. Balancing your everyday life with big changes will overwhelm you and damage your chances at meaningful improvement.
Create a plan for each goal
Once you’ve determined what your resolutions are, make sure to map out a surefire way for you to achieve them. Most people have an idea of what they want to do, but they never figure out what it actually takes for success. To make consistent progress, make a thorough plan where you can fulfil small steps individually.
Share goals with friends
It’s always easier to fulfil your dreams if you’re sharing the pressure with those around you. Try to get friends to accomplish your goals with you and everyone involved can work to better themselves. Completing goals with your friends allows you to get closer through a shared experience.
Be patient with yourself
Bettering yourself isn’t always easy, so it’s important to forgive yourself when you aren’t as far into your goals as you want to be. If you aren’t progressing as much as you want, reassess your desires for the year and decide how you can move to the next steps in your plan. Life is one long process and we’re all moving forward in our own way.
Even if you’re working on goals by yourself, it doesn’t mean there aren’t people out there who can help. Whether you find help through friends, family or online, people go through many relatable situations. You’re never alone in your experiences and you can find people who can guide you through anything you try to accomplish.
Adjust goals to fit your life
When you make a goal for yourself, it doesn’t necessarily work out. If you find yourself in a position where you realize your goal is unattainable, don’t be afraid to change it up. You aren’t bound to any decision you make, and you can always adjust your resolutions to fit better in your life and routine.
Embrace the process
Remember: it takes a marathon, not a sprint, to complete long-term goals. You may be able to achieve short-term goals easily, but for those bigger goals, make sure to take everything a step at a time. No goal is impossible if you commit to the whole process, and you can achieve anything you set your mind to if you realize what it takes to succeed.
When you complete a goal or a vital step in the process, don’t be afraid to reward yourself accordingly. It is important to motivate yourself and keep yourself going by pumping yourself up and giving yourself breaks in your progress. If you don’t reward yourself, you will tire yourself out and give up before you succeed.