How to Set Goals to Make 2018 Great! (9 Tips)

As we start the new year I would like to share a couple of tips on goal setting you should follow to make the new year great.

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1. Set Goals

How to Set Goals

Create a list of important goals you would like to accomplish in the next year.

Make a list of 5 to 10 goals that are important to you.

Your list should cover different aspects of your life from health, to travel, money, career, relationships, and more.

Examples:

Decide what is most important to you.

Pretend it is the start of 2019, imagine looking back at 2018. What would you be most proud of accomplishing?

Write it down!!!

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2. Brainstorm on How to Accomplish Each Goal

Brainstorm Goals

Under each goal list what it will take to accomplish the goal.

Big goals require tons of little tasks. So list out all of the tasks involved.

The more detailed the better.

Set estimated due dates for each goal.

This will be a checklist of tasks to cross off your list as you continue to work on your goals.


3. Hang Your Goals Up

Create a Vision Board

Print multiple copies of your goals and hang them in places where you will see them often.


4. Create a Vision Board

Vision Board

Find images related to your goals that inspire you.

Seeing visuals of what you are striving for is more motivating than reading the text alone.

Hang these pictures up next to your goals.

Related: How to Create a Vision Board Using Pinterest


5. Review Your Goals Daily

review goals daily

Life is full of distractions. Review your goals and vision board daily to be reminded what is important to you.

So many unimportant things take away our time and energy.

By reviewing your goals daily it can help you to regain your focus and block out distractions.


6. Take Daily Action!

Take Daily Action!!

Work on your goals daily. Even if it’s just for 10 minutes per day.

Make it a habit to take action.

Nothing great happens overnight. Slow constant action can create big results.

Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do – John C. Maxwell


7. Listen to Motivational Audio in the Morning

Listen to Motivational Audio in the Morning

There is so much negativity in the world.

I suggest you start each day with listening to positive audio that will lift your spirits and get your mind right to have a productive day.

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Strive to Block Out Negativity
I also recommend trying to block out negativity at the start of the day.

One negative thing at the start of our day can impact the entire day, and we want to stay positive to have a good productive day.

Tips before noon:

  • Don’t read the news
  • Block out negative people
  • Avoid social media

8. Share Your Goals With Others

Share Your Goals With Others

People do better at succeeding at their goals when they are held accountable.

So find a partner to set goals with, and do check-ins often to help encourage one another to keep making progress.

Also, seek feedback if you are struggling in some areas.


9. Track Your Progress

Set a reminder at the start of each month for you to review your progress.

Think about the following:

  • What progress have you made and what plans need to be updated?
  • What action will you take this upcoming month to get closer to your goals?
  • Are you making the best use of your time?
  • If you aren’t making any progress on some goals are they really important? Should they be removed or replaced?

That’s it.

I hope you find this article helpful and you make this new year great.

What are some of your goals for the new year?

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