Goal Building + Priority Shifting
As the year comes to a close, everyone starts focusing on setting resolutions for the new year or stating goals they want to achieve in the coming year. One thing I think alot of people fail to mention, however, is the priority shifting that needs to take place in order for a lot of goals to be reached.
In order for a goal to be reached, often times priorities have to be shifted in a person's life. If you want to save more money, you have to spend less. And the most effective way to spend less is to figure out what area of your life you can cut out your expenses (ex: shopping for clothes or eating out). Without realizing that these shifts have to take place AND actively deciding to make these shifts, I believe it makes it much harder to reach your goals.
Be aware, this doesn't just involve goals that involve money. If your goal is to lose weight in the new year, you may want to achieve that by eating better and working out more. Eating better will require you to give up some of your favorite junk foods. You're prioritizing eating healthy over always succumbing to your cravings in order to achieve your goals. You may have to find more time to work out on a regular basis, which means you may need to prioritize watching your favorite tv show after you leave work to gain an extra hour in your day to spend working out. It's all about prioritizing and curving your habits towards reaching your goals.
I'm a big fan of goal-setting, especially at the beginning of a new year. It's always eye-opening to look back at your goals at the end of the year and see which you reached and which you weren't quite able to achieve. When writing out your goals, just make sure to consider how you can shift priorities to place your goals at the top of the list and help you achieve them.