So, how are you doing with your 2020 New Year’s resolutions? If you are like me, a mere week into it, I’m gasping for air. What possessed me to set those virtually unattainable goals? Did I think the big red “S” for Superwoman emblazoned on my chest was going to give me superhuman powers to keep my resolutions this time? And here I am, not even one week into the new year, daydreaming about December 31st and how nice it was to have the pressure of achieving 2019 goals behind me.
If my goal-setting dilemma is similar to yours, we aren’t alone. According to a Harris Interactive poll of over 3,000, U.S. adults, their goals were:
• Lose weight (21 percent)
• Improve finances (14 percent)
• Exercise (14 percent)
• Get a new job (10 percent)
• Eat more healthfully (7 percent)
• Stop smoking (5 percent)
• Manage stress better (5 percent)
• Improve a relationship (5 percent)
For the past 18 years, I have been in several mastermind groups and had Accountability Partners. Julie, my current Accountability Partner, and I talk on the phone once per month and we challenge each other on our goals. She is also the voice of reason to some of my hair-brained ideas. Julie lovingly tells me that it is a good idea, but then reminds me to stay on track to achieve the goals I have set. She encourages me to remember that I don’t really have a big red “S” on my chest, and I need to stay focused.
I would encourage you find someone who will stretch you and that you can challenge so that at the end of 2020 you can look back and have achieved your goals and dreams.
In setting goals,