2018 is over! 2019 is here!
If you are like me, you love to set goals, spend hours on action plans to achieve those goals, and ponder on the impact and improvements you can make to yourself, your company, your family, your health, and everything else around you.
While you will not find a shortage of articles telling you how to set goals. Or how by February 1st, over 80% of people will have already abandoned their resolutions, lets just keep this short and to the point in hopes that you are aiming to be part of the 20% who holds on, pushes through, and progresses not just your life, but your families, and everyone you interact with.
When gearing up for 2019, set your aim high and work these 3 steps.
We have all heard of the ‘SMART’ acronym about goal setting.
Specific: Be as specific as possible with your goals, they are easier to break up and achieve if they are clearly defined.
Measurable: This is usually the easiest part. How will you know when you have achieved your goal? When you hit your mark. 1000 miles running - $100K in growth - 2 full weeks of vacation time with your family. Put a number to it!
Attainable: Don’t make your goals too easy. Set your goals just at the end of your reach. Goals that make you work and dig down deep create the best feelings of accomplishment when completed.
Relevant: Is this goal important to you? Does it help you become a better person? Can accomplishing this goal help and serve others?
Time-Based: Every goal must have a deadline, or it is just a thought, a dream, an everyday task.
Break down each goal you have set into smaller, workable, SMART pieces.
THE ONE THING
Studies have shown that we are incapable of multi-tasking! Don’t believe me, just try to do 3 things at once and see how well they are completed, if at all. The new year brings about much excitement about the possibilities and opportunities ahead, but if our focus shifts to too many things at once, it will all quickly fall apart. Start by reading ‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller and focus all of your attention on one goal at a time. See it through to completion and then move on to the next.
Look at your goals. Look at the energy, time, commitment, and focus it will require, and 10 X it! In Grant Cardone’s ‘The 10X Rule’, he discusses that anything worth accomplishing will require ten times more time, energy, and resources than you initially thought. How do you attack this, with massive action.
In summary, take an hour this week, work through your goals and develop an action plan. Assure they are SMART, begin by focusing on just one, and TAKE MASSIVE ACTION!
- Happy New Year -
Dr. Reheisse is a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician practicing in Cottonwood Heights Utah. Revive Sport & Spine provides evidence-supported chiropractic care and conservative sports injury management.