Setting Goals and Manifesting Success in 2021
Setting goals for the things we want to do is an important part of manifesting our success. The path toward our goals may not always be smooth, but setting goals and keeping them in mind can help bring us closer to completing them. Providing us with a sense of meaning and purpose, making a list of goals at the beginning of each year helps to point us in the direction we want to go in, keeping us interested, engaged and happy. But where do you begin?
Start by deciding what you want to do or work toward. Choose goals which are doable though still a little beyond our reach and which excite you - goals that stretch us can be extra motivational and have an excellent payoff when we complete them.
Write them down. Writing down our goals makes us more likely to stick with them and see them through to completion. Write down your goals, how you will know you’ve reached them and when you’d like to achieve them by - be specific. It can be useful to mark off goal timelines in a notebook or diary, such as the HSA Year Planner available to HSA Members in our year planner!
Plan and take your first step. Thinking about the first step on your journey to success will help get you started, and starting can be the hardest step to take. Even if you don’t know where to start, your first step could be to research or ask others how to achieve your goal. Then think of your next step, and the next, and the next.
Keep going. Working toward goals can sometimes be difficult and frustrating as we burn out, lose interest or get stuck on the way. So, it’s essential we persevere! If a step you’re doing isn’t working, think of something else you could try to move forward. And if you need to adjust your goal, remember that’s okay too.
Achieve your goals and reflect. When you reach your goals, take your time to enjoy them and reflect on what you enjoyed and learned on your journey to success.
A new year presents us a blank slate and a fresh opportunity to begin again with new goals and aspirations. Keep them in mind when working and relaxing throughout 2021 to achieve the personal and professional success you desire!