The New Year is the perfect time to reset, set clear goals, and plan the steps to achieve your success. Setting goals is easy, but they are notoriously hard to keep. Each year, by the time February rolls around, many fail to stick them out. It’s time to make a plan, not a resolution, and we’ve provided you with the blueprint to do so.

Make goals that are realistic, attainable, and measurable. Ask yourself what you want to accomplish, steps you can take to get there, and how realistic your goal is to win the year. Having measurable goals means your goals can be tracked. It’s also beneficial to set up a system for monitoring your progress and accomplishments. Methods can include a timeline or breaking your goal down into steps to completion. Set yourself up for success by ensuring your goals reflect your capabilities but still challenge you. 

Create a vision board. Vision boards can be both physical and digital creations that showcase your goals. Through the collection of images and objects, you’re able to manifest the future you want. The best part about vision boards is that there is no right or wrong way to create one; all you need is some basic supplies from your local store.

Find yourself an accountability partner. Setting your goals and creating a vision board is only the first part of achieving success. Guarantee greatness with one or more individuals holding you accountable. 

Choose accountability partners whose thoughts and opinions personally matter to you while also having consistent communication with them.

Keep track of progress. Have somewhere to log your progress each day. Having a planner or using your iPhone or Google calendar is a great way to track your progress. Each week you will have specific goals that you want to accomplish. Throughout each week, create a To-Do List that is easily accessible. 

Planning and organizing your time wisely will develop life skills such as self-discipline, focus, and determination.

Celebrate your wins. Celebrating the small successes is crucial to monitoring and tracking achievements. It allows you to notice and pay attention to the present moment. Your journey of achievement can be more important than the end goal. It’s essential to use small wins as stepping stones to boost motivation. Besides, who doesn’t love to give themselves a pat on the back every once in a while?

Make 2022 the year you put yourself first and become the best you that you can be! It’s time to create that vision board, share the good, bad, or ugly moments with people you can count on, and celebrate your wins.