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Got Goals? Got Resolutions? The 5 Part Strategy To Make Them Stick

Got Goals? Got Resolutions? The 5 Part Strategy To Make Them Stick

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OMG, it is 2021! I can’t believe it! Does it feel different for you? It doesn’t feel much different for me yet except that I’m getting back into work-mode. That crazy time of the year when you don’t know what day or time it is is gone.

Looking back at 2020, I can’t help but be thrust by society into this season of resolutions. Yet, I’m not a huge resolution person. I don’t believe in the motto “new year, new you”. Why don’t I like this? Because you don’t need a new you! Yes, there are areas in your life that need work, but there doesn’t need to be a new you. However, it is an excellent time of year to solidify new goals. What do you want to achieve over this next year? While we’re in this goal setting mindset, I want to share the 5 Rs with you that will help you stick to any goal.

Reason

You have to know the reason why you want to achieve your goal. It would be best if you had clarity about what it is that you are striving for. The reason you may want to lose 10lbs isn’t that you want to fit into your jeans. The reason you want to lose 10lbs comes from WHY do you want to fit into your jeans? When you know your reason, you are more likely to approach your goal with enthusiasm, and you are more likely to achieve it. 

Risk

Think about the risk you need to take to achieve your goal. You’re going to have to take risks and make changes to work towards your goal. These changes can be scary because changes affect you and possibly your entire family. The risk needs to be worth the reason. 

Rhythm

Once you have established your reason and the risks and begin to achieve your goal, you will fall into a rhythm. This is where all of the changes you have made to achieve your goal become second nature. In this stage, you are taking actions that you no longer have to fight so hard for. This stage requires patience and faith to arrive at. The risks you take will bring you to the rhythm stage, but remember, mama, give yourself grace and time to get there. 

Reflection

This is the stage where you take a moment to pause and reflect. This reflection is to ask yourself, “are you achieving that reason you established in the beginning?” Are you obtaining that reason? This reflection should come with a sense of peace. Peace in knowing you are doing what you need to do to get to where you want to be. If not, that’s OK. You are allowed to make changes, and you are allowed to change directions. It’s OK to update your goal or change your resolution. 

Rest

Rest and revel in the fact that you have made progress towards your goal or that you have achieved it. Think about what you have learned throughout this process and what you are continuing to learn. Revel in the peace and joy that you are feeling. Take some time to rest before moving on to your next goal. 

Take Action

Right now, take a few moments to write down one of your resolutions. After you write it down, think about your reason, think about your why. Write down your why. That’s step one. Complete step one right now. Completing step one today will lead you to live a life you love tomorrow. 

Want more help with goal planning and writing? Check out #1 Goal Setting Tip To Help You Achieve Your Goals In 2021.

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