It is time for New Year Resolutions and commitments to achieving new goals over the next 12 months.
Here at The Pivot Institute we see the year in terms of how we always see it: thorough planning and preparation to ensure that we make the most of the year.
Did you know that over 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail! This is a terrible and de-motivating statistic. Here at The Pivot Institute we are pretty good about teaching people how to plan, set and achieve their goals so we have decided to use our first blog to welcome in the New Year with some timely advice.
Tips for Setting New Year’s Resolutions
Don’t set them on the 1st January: Recovering from a wonderful night of celebration and festivities is not conducive to being in the best frame of mind to sit down to do some serious planning and thinking about 2021. Make your date mid January (if you have missed this date then set another). Allocate a few hours and put your date for planning your 2021 in the Calendar today!
Evaluate your current path: You can do this by asking yourself the following questions:
- What would I like to achieve?
- What is it that I like on my current life path?
- What is it that I don’t like as much?
- What do I need to consider to secure my future?
- What can I do to change it?
Take notes at this stage of your planning. These notes will help you fine tune your thoughts into goals.
Write concrete goals: Write those changes you wish to make in terms of Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Bound goals. Share your goals with your family and friends – it’s now ‘out there’.
Identify what you have to do on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to ensure that you achieve the goals that you have set: Get hold of a calendar and plan your yearly timetable for goal achievement. Put the actions you need to complete into your schedule.
Monitor and be ready to reward your progress but expect some stumbles along the way: As Thomas Edison said “I failed my way to success”.
We hope you have enjoyed our words of wisdom. Here at The Pivot Institute we have some programs that may help you prepare for 2021 and beyond: Time Management, Manage Professional Work Priorities and Professional Development or perhaps you may be interested in a Diploma of Leadership and Management course.
So from your friends at The Pivot Institute Happy New Year and let us know if we can help you with one of your New Year’s Resolutions.
All the best….