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So entrepreneurs how did that New Year’s Resolution work out for you? Was it easy or did you flop like a pancake?
Here’s a fact. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80% of people fail to reach their resolutions by mid-February.
More research conducted by Strava using over 800 million user-logged activities in 2019 predicts the day most people are likely to give up on their New Year’s Resolution is January 19. Strava calls it “Quitter’s Day.”
“When you feel like you’re not productive, it’s not necessarily because you’re lazy or because you have bad habits, it’s because you’re not working on the right projects and you haven’t found the ones that are intrinsically motivating and meaningful to you.” —Adam Grant
When I work with entrepreneurs /business owners I noticed how they are so wrapped up in their business that they avoid sitting down and writing down their goals. They’re so burnt out, exhausted, can barely get through their daily to do list and they think; what’s the point of writing down goals. Some might ask “Anna isn’t working on my business already in a sense working on my goals?” Well not quite.
Writing down your goals is important because it makes is easier for you to see where you are today and where you want to go. I know for me personally, I hate keeping things in my head. It makes me feel tired and overwhelmed when I keep a to do list in my head. I need to write my goals down because now I feel committed. It’s a contract. This is what I posted on my Facebook.
If you are an entrepreneur and you want to get serious about making your goals work here are the steps to follow.
Some ideas are:
Close your eyes and visualize you achieving your goal.
Affirmations must be personal, present, and positive. For example, you would say “I am super fit and healthy”. You wouldn’t say “I hope to be super fit and healthy someday”. Hoping is not positive, and saying someday is not present.
Find someone to hold you accountable.
There is no guarantee you will be able to achieve your goals. Sometimes it could be because your workload has increased, maybe you had to deal with a sick parent, or you are stressed from your divorce. Sometimes, life simply gets in the way but it’s not about all or nothing. For example if you weren’t able to make it to your Zumba class nothing is stopping you from doing a 15-minute workout at home.
Don’t be intimidated, it’s not as daunting as you think it is.
Writing down your goals is the easy part. Now you have take action and execute. Seriously, how badly do you want to achieve your goals?
Avoid perfection. It happens to all of us! No one is perfect.
You will mostly slip. Not all the time but sometimes. And when that happens accept it and simply move on. Just keep going. Keep going forward.
What ultimately matters for the entrepreneur is the long term. If you stick to it, even 80% you’ll be better off, smarter, stronger, wiser, and on and on. It’s about making improvements in your life because you deserve a better you, always. You can do it!