Sunday, January 12, 2020

Accomplishing Your Goals....

Everyone’s discussing goal-setting this time of year, but I think most people miss a key part of making goals ... following-through, meaning taking the necessary steps and doing specific things to help you achieve those goals.
In setting my goals for the year, I came across a great set of tips and wanted to share:

1. Write it down....
Most of us do write down our goals in January, but we only think about them on occasion. A goal setting study by Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychologist and professor, says we’re 42% more likely to achieve our goals if we simply write them down. Instead of thinking about them or only writing them once, write them down frequently so your focus is fresh and your goals are top of mind. I have a journal to do this, and look at it daily.

2. Work on it...
This is a big one for me, I pride myself on being organized and following a plan. Along with daily chores, making jewelry and teaching classes, scheduling time to work on a specific goal the is key. According to Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, a psychologist who studies goal-setting, scheduling time to work on your goals doubles and sometimes triples your chances for success.

3. Be Accountable...
According to the American Society of Training & Development, you have a 65% chance of completing a goal if you have someone to help keep you accountable. If you set a standing accountability appointment for coffee, a text or email to report status, your odds go up to 95%! 

Lori in Blue Ridge

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