Happy New Year folks! Don’t you just love the feeling of entering a new year? The feeling of starting over? Making new resolutions and new goals for the year? Well, I do. I have this urge to just conquer anything that comes my way. Do you get discourage weeks after because something doesn’t go your way and you feel like this will be your worse year ever? I do.
Today I’m going to share some great tips to help you slay 2017! These tips will keep you on track and to stay focused! My sister-in-law and I were having a conversation about the things we have planned this year and we wanted to make sure that we find ways to stay focus and to not lose sight of our plans. We’ve already claimed 2017 is going to be EPIC! So here’s some tips to share to make sure you SLAY your 2017 goals.
1: Create Realistic and Attainable Goals
Take a notepad and write down the things you want to achieve this year.
2: Make your goals a priority
Make time for what’s important. We have the same amount of time as Beyoncé.
3: Make a visual
Visualize your goals. You need to see where you’re going.
4: Set Deadlines
Your goals should have a realistic timeframe of completion. Give yourself enough time to complete a task so you can move on to the next. As a blogger, I want to make sure that I create a schedule I can commit to and have fresh new content each week.
5: Follow-Up/Personal Meetings
You are your own boss. Schedule a weekly, monthly, and quarterly check-in to check your progress. Monthly and quarterly meetings are great ways to make changes or improvements as you go.
Without prayer, I would be lost sometimes. I have to talk to God everyday to let him know about how I’m feeling and what I need Him to do. It allows me to keep my head in the game and stay focus.
7: Hold yourself Accountable!
Pretty self-explanatory right? Take responsibility for your actions and if you didn’t like the results, change it! Do something about it. Don’t dwell in your mistakes and don’t make any excuses!
8: Rethink your Rewarding Process
Just because you’ve saved a $1000 in 3 months does not mean you should go on a shopping spree. Don’t go on a “fat kid junk food night” just because you can see your abs coming through.
9: Get a Planner/Journal
Planning is so much fun! I’ve always had a journal and planner, but two years ago, I was introduced to a different world of planning and journaling. A planner is a book of schedules and to-do lists that you keep on a daily basis. This a a great way to keep up with what’s going for on during your daily lives. Put your goals in there. These are my planners I have for this year. What I love about them is there are several spaces for me to write my monthly goals down.
10: Be diligent
You are what you do, not what you say so have the confidence like Kanye, grace like Beyoncé, and brains like Michelle. Take pride in what you do and care about what you do because at the end of the day, no one will care more about your goals than you do.
Remember: Not everyone is rooting for you. Sometimes it’s the people closer to you that is against you. Move in silence. Not everyone will agree and you will always encounter negativity. What’s important is how you overcome it. Now go out there and slaaaaayyyyy hunttyyy!