5 Reasons Why You Should Set Goals in the Final Six Weeks of the Year
We can always find excuses of why we can’t achieve a goal. I am guilty of this myself. We let our inner critic or our outside environment tell us that it won’t work. Let’s flip the script and find reasons why we can achieve a goal during this final six weeks of the year.
Why even bother with Goal Setting at this point in the year?
We have holidays, we are too busy, the world is on fire, it would be stressful. Surely one of these reasons resonates with you. I am going to use tough love right now and say these are excuses instead of reasons.
I know you.
You have something in your life right now that you have wanted to do or change. We all do. Me included! So let’s drop the excuses and look at the reasons why YOU CAN set a goal to end this year strong.
Here are 5 reasons why you should set and attain a goal now:
- There is never going to be a perfect time to set a goal. Just start.
- Chances are you have had ups and downs this year regardless of your place in life, so end it on an “up”.
- Whether it takes 21 days to form a habit or 66 as newer research suggests, you have ample time to start a new habit to get you to a goal.
- You can be ahead of everyone else when the New Year’s Ball drops on December 31.
- Doing something positive for your life should be reason enough.
I want to encourage you to stop making excuses as to why you can’t reach a goal, and instead let me give you the tools to make it.
Before achieving one goal in 6 weeks, take time to assess the 10 life areas and think about the goals and intentions you need to create to support and lift up that key priority area of your life.
I’ll provide you with my free guide to help you work through the process.
Here is an overview of what you will receive in the guide:
Goal Setting by the Quarter
- Go through the exercise to find your current key and intrinsic life priority from the following areas:
- Physical Health
- Mental Well Being
- Personal Growth
- Choose your key priority and answer the following:
- I have chosen this area of my life as my key priority because-
- I will honor my key priority by vowing to do my best to always-
- The following action(s) would be inconsistent with my commitment to my key priority-
- To honor my key priority I will limit-
- To live my life according to my key priority I need to make the following changes-
- Put these five statements into one paragraph Priority Clarity Statement.
- Set 10 goals/intentions based around the lowest scoring areas as well as your key priority area. Be sure they are measurable and attainable.
- Now select one goal, your IMPACT GOAL that will make the most impact to move the needle on the other goals to make them more attainable.
- Take that IMPACT GOAL and break it down. Write out in detail the steps to reach this goal along with the timeline (we will break it down over the next 6 weeks instead of the 90 days).
- Write out your IMPACT GOAL and three small things you will do tomorrow to begin moving the needle in your planner, calendar, or journal. Make sure you look at this multiple times a day.
- Do this each day for the next 6 weeks until you reach that IMPACT GOAL.
- Because you are focusing on the IMPACT GOAL, it’s going to also get you closer to the other goals you wrote down at the beginning of this exercise.