When it comes to goals and “resolutions” for the new year, it is important to follow a few steps to improve chances for success.
When creating goals and objectives, strike a balance between those that are manageable and those that are more of a “reach”. In having manageable goals, athletes can create a pattern of success. When success becomes a habit, the objectives that are more of a reach become more attainable. Momentum and confidence are keys to success. Additionally, choosing a reasonable number is important. Too few and success can be a flash in the pan, choose too many and lack of focus can hinder achievement.
Resolutions, those little promises we make to ourselves to be better people in the new year are very much like goals and objectives. But even more, they need to be manageable and in bite-sized portions. Turning these changes into habits requires persistent attention. Keeping the number low and size of the habit smaller will allow for the focus and repetition necessary for the behavior to become habit.
Share your goals, objectives, and resolutions. They were created through intrinsic motivation, but sharing your aspirations with someone else can create both a support system and provide the external pressure to help you keep focused and on track.
Thank you for being a part of the Mapleworks Coaching family in 2016, and we hope 2017 is a year of achievements and success!