As we start a new year, many of us are setting new goals and reassessing our plans as we put together our steps towards achieving success. The start of the year is a powerful line in the sand moment. It’s a symbol. A fresh start. But for many the motivation that comes with a new year can quickly fade if not managed correctly. To make sure you stay on track, it's important to create resourceful habits and be accountable to yourself and others.
In this article we wanted to share with you some advice on creating resourceful habits and also equipping yourself to maximise your chance of success.
Share your business goals and vision for the year - It’s harder to give up on your goals if you are striving towards them in public. Share your goals with relevant people. This could be family, staff, clients or your business coach. By sharing your goals you maximise your chances of achieving them but you also have a support network behind you if needed.
Use your time wisely - Resourceful habits and managing your time is another important factor for success. This can include ensuring you are set up properly - you need to focus on completing the most important tasks first. No excuses. You need to outsource, eliminate or automate those tasks that are less important. All of these things will help you achieve success in a shorter amount of time.
Planning - As they say if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It’s absolutely vital that you break down the goals that you set into a set of daily, weekly and monthly tasks. Start with the highest impact or most difficult task first. You will get immense satisfaction from the achievement of finishing these tasks and this will keep you motivated. You also need to regularly review your progress to ensure you are moving towards your goals.
Education - Continuous professional development is vital. Education doesn’t just occur in the classroom. Education can come in many forms, such as networking, videos, podcasts and reading articles and books; all of which keep you motivated and up-to-date with the changing face of business.
Commitment is the key to achieving your goals. It's important to set realistic and achievable goals and to make a commitment to achieving them. This means taking the time to plan, to set priorities, and to take action. It's also important to be patient and to focus on the long-term. Achieving your goals will take time, effort and dedication. But with the right mindset and resourceful habits, you can make this year your best yet.
We understand the appeal of setting new goals at the start of the year but we also want you to be mindful of the foundations that you need to put in place to maximise your chances of success. We hope that this article has given you some helpful advice to increase your chances of success. If you feel like you need further support to achieve your goals, please reach out for a no obligation discussion about how we can help you stay on track.
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