I see many individuals processing what they are going to achieve and what is most important to them and I wanted to know the result…Do people really do what they set out to do?
What I found was very interesting. The University of Scranton reported that out of the 45% of people who make New Year’s resolutions, only 8% actually achieve them. So let’s be honest- making and achieving big bold decisions every New Year has proven to not be the case for most of us. Why is that I wonder? Why are a few people successful in achieving their resolutions?
I realize that few people make concentrated steps towards their goals on a regular basis. 8% take action through creating a plan of action or developing visual aids (e.g. vision boards or sticky notes on a mirror) to help them keep their eyes steady and on their goals while they are doing the work. I also see quite a few people who are successful lining up accountability to help them reach their goals. So what really holds most people back is inaction.
In 2015, there are many things you can decide to do with your career and life. I think the big question is what action are you going to take to achieve what you set out to achieve?
What has helped me achieve my goals more recently is honoring my personal commitment to success, reviewing my vision board on a daily basis, setting-up and following a plan and process for achieving my goals and creating a daily task list that I refer to daily to attain my goals. When I check off a completed task off my list I feel great! This is my commitment and accountability; honoring my decisions in life by taking action.
My truth is I created many plans and sat on my most significant goals for almost all of 2014. Today I am working with a different plan. I have restructured my mindset to be about achieving what I have set out to achieve. I have resolved to create something great in my life and the lives of others through coaching, consulting and service. I decided to honor my plans. I am also continuing to provide transformational support of others in my circle and community. Focusing on things that make me extremely happy is also of importance to me and I am doing the work every day.
So in 2015, I encourage you to resolve to do things that help you honor your personal commitments and goals. Focus on what is most important to you and things that bring you joy. Realize each day we are given an opportunity to make decisions that help us take another step towards what we want to achieve.
Also as a coach I love hearing how you have implemented what you have gathered along your process. So please respond below with your goal, what has helped you from this post and the action(s) you will take.
It is ultimately your resolve. What are you going to do?