Yes, the New Year is approaching quickly. But don’t worry about setting a resolution or another generic goal that seems too overwhelming to actually achieve. I want you to dive into one big thing you would like to accomplish this year and discover how to accomplish that task with one small step at a time.
New years resolutions come and go quickly for many. Some people accomplish the resolution they wanted and many fall off track once February hits. How can we make one big goal, feel small and easy to reach?
One big goal, many little pieces
It is best to set a big goal for yourself, but then break it down into pieces that seem obtainable. Most goals are ultimately achieved by starting a habit. If your goal is to visit Bali, you could save money gradually until you could afford the trip. If you wanted to squat your bodyweight, you could gradually add more weight overtime to reach that milestone. To make it to Bali you could make a habit of chunking away money for the trip. To reach the goal of squatting your bodyweight, you could make the habit of regularly working out and adding more weight overtime to your squat. To reach our goals and create a habit, it is not usually an all or nothing scenario. The habit being formed throughout the year is one way you can reach the goal.
So, start now! Decide on one goal you would like to reach this year and figure out what habit you need to form over the year to achieve that goal. If your goal that you truly want sounds daunting, then break the pieces down more and more until the goal is no longer a scary feat.
The What and the Why
Okay, so we have a big goal set with the quantifiable measure, now lets dive in more. What do you need to do to reach the goal and why did you set the goal?
For my goal of reading more, I have asked, “What do I need to do to actually read more this year?”
Well, I need to have an idea of what I want to read and why I want to read more. I want to read more for leisure and more educational books. I also need to recognize that I don’t need to read every book from cover to cover and I can just read a chapter or a section at a time.
Why do I actually want to read more?
Well, I have been a student for so many years of my life that reading wasn’t a relaxing thing for me. I was also being stuffed to the brim with information. I have not been a student now for over two years and I am at the point where I want to read over watching TV and I want to learn more within my field to give my patients a more knowledgeable doctor.
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