Setting Yourself Up For 2018 Goal Success

Do you ever feel like this at the beginning of a new year?

… SUPER motivated to reach for the moon with your New Year’s Goals in the beginning and then two weeks later (or less for me in the past🤫) …

…you realize you haven’t been keeping up with your goals and that they really weren’t very realistic to begin with!

Well NOT this year folks! Here are my tried and true tips for what I like to call “The New Year’s Goal Revamp.” Dun Dun DUNNNN…

But hold on a second, first we need to look at reasons many of us (me included) have given up on our goals in years passed. We REALLY get into the nitty-gritty details of these reasons in my Women’s Empowerment eCourse but here’s a cliff-notes quick peek for ya’ll…

I have included a Word Doc titled “New Year’s Goal Revamp” that you can fill out to help you make sure your New Year’s Goals for 2018 are a success… you’re welcome❤️😆

Here are some of the questions on the Word Doc that correlate to each of the “5 Reasons For Quitting” above…

  • Setting unrealistic expectations.

1. Are my goals truly realistic for my schedule and the season of life I am in? Am I trying to go from ground “0” (having never done it) to a 10 (going all out as an extremist) with any of my goals?

  • Getting overwhelmed and giving up.

2. Can I easily count my goals on one hand so that I will set myself up for success rather than for getting overwhelmed?

  • Comparing yourself to others.

3. Whoever I was inspired by to achieve each of these goals, can I continue to be inspired by them without comparing myself to them in a negative way?

  • Externally motivated instead of internally motivated.

4. If I’m externally motivated my goals are all about the external results (which likely won’t last a lifetime). If I’m internally motivated my goals will become life-long habits regardless of what happens externally. What are the internal reasons for achieving each of my goals?

  • Lack of support and accountability.

5. Having someone or something to be accountable to is a MUST! Figure out how you can make yourself accountable for each of your goals.

Here are a few ideas of how you can maintain accountability💡…

  • Put a $50 – $100 dollar bill in an envelope, seal it up and plan to open and keep the money at the end of the year if you met your goals. If you didn’t meet your goals plan to give it to someone and be sure to tell that person the plan at the beginning of the year.
  • Set a date with yourself in your calendar to do something to reward yourself if you met your goals at the end of every month. Tell someone about this who can be encouraging and follow up with you about it to make sure you do it!
  • Find other like-minded individuals who have similar goals and be a support to each other either in person or in an on-line group. Create your own FB group of individuals who can hold each other accountable!

***Most importantly,***

…when the days get busy or the times get tough (and they will…more often than not) remember this…

…and say to yourself, “Even though today is crazy and busy, what is one small thing I can do to work towards each of my goals today?” Nobody ever said that you have to do it 100% or not at all. So be careful not to give yourselves that excuse!!!

Helpful links…

Women’s Empowerment: New Year’s Goal Support (3 Week class in Mesa Az OR 3 Week Interactive eCourse)

De-Stress Journey: Figure our how to work through and overcome those things in your life that are causing you stress.

I Just Can’t Get Motivated: Tips to help yourself achieve your goals even when you are feeling unmotivated.

Free LIVE 12 min. workout: A workout starting from ground “0” because you can do ANYTHING for 12 min!

New Year’s Goals Revamp: A Word Doc to help your 2018 Goals succeed.

Until next time,

Be Gleefully Me (as you not as me;)

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9 thoughts on “Setting Yourself Up For 2018 Goal Success

  1. Looking forward to your class Elise!!! I really need to learn how to embrace “ internal motivators” bc honestly, most of mine are external- and like you said- that won’t last.

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