Are you still motivated about your resolutions? Each year, many of us set resolutions to get organized, lose weight or save money. These are often among the top 5 resolutions set each year.
Did you have a “Blue Monday”? The trouble is that some of us give up on our resolutions before we even get half way through January. In fact researchers dubbed the term “Blue Monday” because so many of us are bummed out from already abandoning our resolutions. This year, Blue Monday falls on January 21, 2013.
Are you ready to kick the blues? Here’s a little secret…resolutions often fail because while we state our intentions, we rarely take the time to lay out a plan for getting there. This year I encourage you to abandon your resolutions without guilt and instead make SMART goals instead.
The key to staying productive is to not only have a vision but to also make an action plan! When we make resolutions it’s like making a wish list of things you want. When we make SMART goals, we make plans on how we’re going to accomplish the things that are important to us.
SMART Goals Keep Us Productive
SMART goals keep us focused and productive because they are Specific, Measurable Action-oriented, Realistic and Timely.
Take each item on your list and set SMART goals for each of them. Kick it up a notch and partner with someone to help you reach each goal. Make this the year you actually get things done!
Nicole helps clients connect, communicate and collaborate more productively. A former marketer with a BA in Psychology and an MA in Communications, Nicole helps small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve better workflow and personal productivity. She is a speaker, author, trainer and the Chief Visionary of Visions Productivity Solutions in Lake Ridge, VA.