New Year’s Goals

It’s almost that time of year when we set resolutions and goals for the new year. If you’re constantly setting goals but fall behind just a few weeks later, you aren’t alone. Only around 9% of people who make resolutions feel they achieve them.

What if this year were different and you could not only set but also achieve your goals?

Types of Goals to Set

As you think about your New Year’s goals, don’t stick to the typical, ‘lose 10 pounds by spring’ or something similar. Instead, set goals in all areas of your life, including the following:

  • Physical goals – Losing weight, working out, getting stronger, and getting healthier are all great goals to set when you look at the big picture. Figure out what you need most, but also think of all other areas.
  • Financial goals – Look at your financial situation and set goals to improve it. Do you need to save a larger emergency fund, save more for retirement, or are you saving for a specific goal, such as buying a house?
  • Spiritual goals – Spiritual goals are just as important as physical and financial goals. They round out your life and make you feel like you can reach the harder goals. It can be as simple as developing a grateful heart by meditating more or taking more time to be thankful to God for your blessings. 

Set Aggressive Goals

Don’t be shy when setting your goals. Make them aggressive but also measurable. For example, if you want to save money this year, set a high goal and then implement steps to measure your progress. Then, check in monthly or more often to see where you stand.

The same is true of any other goals; make them measurable and reliant on time. But, on the other hand, don’t be so ambiguous that you don’t have any reason to push yourself to reach your goals.

Have an Accountability Partner

An accountability partner is one of the best ways to ensure you reach your goals. The right person can be there to not only cheer you on but help you make difficult decisions.

For example, if you’re an impulse shopper with big financial goals, your support person could talk you out of the impulse buy and remind you of your goals. The same is true of your physical and spiritual goals. Having someone like-minded working alongside you will help you remain motivated to reach your goals.

Final Thoughts

New Year’s goals are somewhat cliché, but they have benefits too. The key is to set goals you’ll work toward and to have the right accountability partner. Also, don’t focus only on one area of your life; ensure that your goals are as specific as possible.

If you’re ready to set your financial goals but aren’t sure who to turn to for your accountability partner, consider a financial coach who can be in your corner, supporting and advising you so you make the decisions that help you reach your goals.  Set up a free consult with Providence Finance Coaching by clicking on hyperlink below. 

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