A resolution is a statement of what you want to change.

A goal is a statement of what you want to achieve; the steps you need to take to achieve it; and when you want to achieve it by. 

Start with a resolution and turn them into a goal – that goals are more specific and action-oriented so it’s much easier to create a plan to achieve them.

Be clear on what you want and write it down. Focus on the WHY.

Work on SMART goals turning them from dreams/resolutions into achievable events.

Goals that you can achieve independently and within your control are more likely to result in success.

Goal setting is a moveable journey – Happiness should not depend on goals being achieved but rather on finding ways to make the journey enjoyable and motivating.

Use the power of your thoughts.  Thoughts can assist or de-rail the plan – believe you can and focus on all aspects of the goal and get your subconscious brain to will work with you, not against your goals.

Make a plan and break down the goals. No one climbs Everest in one day – it’s years of planning, fitness, fundraising, and upskilling – before a step-by-step advancement up the mountain. 

Share your goals with others to help you stay accountable

Be prepared to reflect and adjust your goals – it’s no failure to change your goals.

Learn more about why goals matter