Anyone else get kind of anxious when new year’s resolutions talk crops up? Probably because I learned at an early age that they don’t really stick, I feel a twinge of defeat whenever they’re discussed. Am I alone here??
As I’ve researched more and more about time management and goal accomplishment (remember: I nerd out on this stuff so you don’t have to), my takeaway when it comes to resolutions is this: pick one.
It’s so tempting to charge into the new year wanting to lose weight, see more friends, read more books, learn a new language, and on and on. We want it all!
But that over-exuberance burns out quickly. You know it. I know it. But it’s so tempting to try! Maybe this year…!
A less sexy approach: one business goal and one personal goal at a time.
For me, my business goal for Q1 is to launch my course that helps entrepreneurs manage their business and personal time so they get effective and productive and still protect time for breaks — and then help the members who join me for the course get the results I know are possible for them.
My personal goal is, after this very social, busy season, to have a sober January and then only 1 drink max whenever I drink for the rest of Q1. Bonus: this one’s not time-consuming at all — if anything, it gives me time and energy back — which is nifty.
That’s it. One each. Simple.
Do I want to get healthier food/workout-wise? Yes! Do I want to see friends more? Yes! But the reality is, the rest of life keeps on trucking. I don’t have tons of time to devote to all the things I want to do. So I need to pick my one thing (personal and business – okay, two!) and protect time for it/them.
If you want to set resolutions, what’s your one thing for personal and business for Q1? And if you want help protecting time to make it happen, check out ways we can work together to learn how we can kick off your 2020 strong!