“Shoot for the moon, if you don’t make it you will still land among the stars.”
The New Year is quickly approaching us. So as we draw closer to the first of January I assume that there are a lot of people making their new year’s resolutions.
I have a theory that you shouldn’t wait until the first of the year to make your goals. There is no more importance on January 1st then there is on June 15th. Your goals don’t need to be on a new year when tomorrow is a new day.
If you are the type to wait until the New Year to set a goal that fizzles out by mid-February, I challenge you to write down your goals today.
Four Reasons People Give Up on New Year’s Resolutions
- Making a new year’s resolution is a fad. Everyone gets all pumped up for the New Year, thinking that they will lose ten pounds, save five thousand dollars, or clean their house from top to bottom. It’s all over the internet and daily news, talks about how to set and reach your new year’s resolution. And like any fad, they hype quickly fades.
- They aren’t flexible. Some people will make their goals and then realize that the goal is not in line with where they want to be in life. Goals are guides to getting you where you want to be. If you have set a goal that you no longer feel fits your life plans then by all means you need to change that goal.
- No plan to reach the goal. Making huge goals is great, but without all the smaller goals to get you there, you’re not likely to reach it. For example one of my goals is to save $5000 for my emergency fund. I set up small goals of saving $500 a month to reach the bigger goal. The months that I can contribute more than $500, I am ecstatic.
- People are impatient. Good things come to those who put in the time and effort. Nothing that comes easy is worth having. So if your New Year’s resolution is important to you, then you need to realize that you will probably still be working on it by the time the next New Year rolls around.
You don’t have to wait until the New Year to go for your goals. It should be a constant, well thought out process. Remember to set your big goals and then make your plan with smaller achievable goals. And remember nothing happens overnight.
If you want to check out my current goals looks at my year one game plan and I will keep you posted on my progress monthly.