Excited about the upcoming year? January is a great time to set personal and business goals for the upcoming year, but, progress is key.
It can be easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm of a new beginning and set lofty goals, but progress towards those goals can be more difficult than anticipated.
I know it so well
That’s why it is important to create an action plan – one that outlines small steps you can take each day to stay on track.
I use a progress tracker notebook but there are lots of apps on the phone and desktop to help you track your path.
This progress will add up, and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish in the long run.
Planning is one of the most important steps when it comes to setting and achieving goals. Try breaking down your goals into smaller achievable tasks; this will help you focus on progress instead of results. Additionally, designating specific days to progress on the tasks – no matter how large or small – will help you stay on track and monitor progress.
Remember that progress is progress, even if it’s a small step each day.
As long as you are making progress, you’ll eventually reach your goals. I get excited when I get to check things off on my list. I actually get an adrenaline rush flipping back on old journals and looking at items that were once unchecked that I have since accomplished!
Finally, don’t be afraid to reward yourself when progress is made.
Celebrating progress is an important step in your journey, and can motivate you to stay on track even further.
These are just a few tips for setting personal and business goals this year, but progress really is key to success. With discipline and planning, setting and reaching goals has never been easier.
So get started today, and take small action steps to progress towards the goals you have set for yourself.