With the new year in full swing, millions of people are well into their self-imposed challenge, which regardless of the resolution, usually boils down to bettering themselves in 2014. In fact, according to research from the University of Scranton, 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions. But the point of goals isn’t to make them, it’s to achieve them. And though nearly one in two people set personal goals each year, a staggering 92% of those goal setters aren’t successful in achieving their resolutions. Despite good intentions, well-meaning individuals fail each and every year. So, how do we break such a habitual issue? The short answer: power through. The long answer: go deeper into how we set goals and how to set ourselves up for success. The outcome could take you to the next level.
Big Goals, Small Steps
There have been countless studies devoted to goal setting, and though everyone is different, there is one truth in common: success happens one step at a time. As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. It took centuries to accomplish the outlandish goals of the empire. Most of us dream big, have grandiose ideas, and larger-than-life aspirations. But once we put them to paper, we get overwhelmed with the seemingly impossible expectations of the goals. This is where the mantra “Big Goals, Small Steps” comes in. For instance, if your goal is to move from mid-management to senior leadership, map out the little things it would take for you to get there. One small step could be volunteering to take on a project outside your job description to show your loyalty to the overall success of the company. It’s important to dream big and set our eyes on the seemingly impossible. Just break up that goal into smaller ones and see how much more successful you are this year! Read More→