Welcome to Part II of the Myths of New Year’s Resolutions.

I am so excited – you are reading this! You really like to make 2015 special and successful.

In my first post you took the chance to get more clarity.  Which areas in your life are really important for you to succeed or to move forward.

The second step helped you to figure out what your limiting believes are and what holds you back to come closer to your compelling future.

Anthony Robbins suggests writing down your rituals that have shaped your current situation in those areas in your life you need to improve.

Writing down those rituals is also a great tool to get more clarity about yourself and why you have difficulties to change.

The “grateful exercise” helped you to find out what makes you move everyday.

Writing down 3 things I am grateful for is now also a daily ritual what I do before I go to sleep. I love this because only the good things from that day are then in my mind before I fall asleep.

 

Now you are ready for the next step.

Michael Hyatt teaches in his “Best Year Ever” program about setting SMARTER goals to succeed and not only SMART goals which you might have heard before.

The question is what is a SMARTER goal?

Which goal would you think is smarter #1 or #2?

 

#1 “I like to loose weight this year”!

#2 “I will loose 5 kg by end of May 2015 to look and feel great in my skinny jeans”!

 

Yes, you are right #2.

And why?

 

Goals should be:

  • specific
  • measurable
  • actionable
  • realistic
  • time-bound
  • exciting
  • relevant

Maybe you have the goal to become a better Thermie cook?

Then your smarter goal for 2015 could be:

 

“I will make every week 1 new healthy Thermie recipe to become a Thermie Super Star with 52 more recipes in my own family cook book.”

 

Another smarter goal would be, if you like to get more “Me-time” in 2015:

 

“I will organise a fun “Girls-Weekend” for April and schedule the first Thursday a month in my calendar for a 1 day/night out.”

 

Awesome! Now write them down.

 

The next exercise for you today is:

Write down 10 smarter goals across all areas in your life.

Each goal with 1-3 first actions steps you will do. I put them on cards and read them everyday in the morning to make them stick in my mind.

 

Sharing your goals can also help you to succeed, but Michael Hyatt suggests to only share with someone who really keeps you

accountable and is supportive and not necessarily across Facebook.

 

Now get the first action steps in your calendar, also schedule time to work on your goals (next action steps) and celebrate the wins along the way.

 

Happy goal setting!

 

Andrea xx