by Kelly Campman, FOR Club Director

Setting goals is better than making resolutions because goals are more relevant and action specific to your life. Resolutions often seem forced as a “traditional” way to start the new year. According to Forbes, nearly 80% of people admitted to abandoning their New Year’s resolutions by February every year. Resolutions are the outcome of what you want to accomplish by setting specific, planned out goals. 

Below are some tips to help you as you pursue your goals. 

  1. Commit to Making a Change – Step Number 1!
  2. Journal It – Set long-term and short term goals…make sure some of them are achievable.You are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. 
  3. Be Specific About Your Purpose – Why do you want to do what you are planning to do?
  4. Take Action – Just do it!
  5. Track Your Progress – Write notes about your progress, your successes, and your challenges.
  6. Keep Moving Forward – Even if you stumble; monitor, adjust, reset, but don’t give up.
  7. Celebrate Your Successes Often…large and small!