Successfully Manifest Your 2019 New Years Resolution Goals
Let’s cut to the chase. It’s a new year and you have a checklist of goals you want to accomplish before it ends, such as paying off credit card debt and student loans, becoming financially responsible, traveling more, or even starting a business.
Unfortunately, some of us do not fulfill our said goals because we don’t really know where to begin. And in extreme cases, you may actually even talk yourself out of successfully manifest your 2019 New Years resolution goals.
Well, that ends today.
So, I’d like to share my top five goal-setting steps to help you successfully manifest your 2019 New Year’s resolution goals.
Check them out below!
Step 1: Write down all of your goals and create a detailed strategy outlining the steps you’re going to take to accomplish them.
2019 has arrived and you’ve written a list of resolutions to fulfill by the end of the year. While jotting down your aspirations is a great first step, developing a strategy is how you make your dreams a reality. As my father always says, “a goal without a plan is just a wish!”
Step 2: Find an accountability partner.
When working to reach a set of goals, you should always have an accountability partner. An accountability partner will help you and ensure you’re sticking to your commitment(s). Find a friend (preferably a companion with parallel goals) and share your aspirations with them. Explain in detail what you’re trying to accomplish, what plans you will implement to accomplish your goals and what obstacles may prevent you from achieving them. Throughout the year, schedule weekly/monthly check-ins with your partner to communicate your progress and the obstacles you’re struggling with.
Step 3: Execute.
It’s time to carry out your plans! What works best for me is breaking down my big goal(s) into smaller, simple targets.
See my example:
Week 1: Write down a list of all of your monthly expenses and separate them as “wants” or “needs”.
Week 2: Decide which monthly expenses you can temporarily cut back on (nail appointments, dining out, movies, etc).
Week 3: Research banking apps like Qapital to help you save money. Calculate how much money you will need to save to pay off your credit card and set a realistic weekly savings goal. If your debt is $5,000 you will need to save approximately $97 each week (or $388 each month) to pay the full amount off by the end of the year.
Week 4: Start depositing a set amount into your savings or banking app or keep the money you would’ve used for your nails, hair, entertainment then add it to your savings account later.
Week 5-52: Continue to deposit small amounts into your savings. At the end of the year, take the money from your savings and pay off your debt.
This is how I do it, but your situation may be bit different. Make any adjustments you need to fit your situation. We all know that life happens, and your plans may also have to be adjusted during the year, but, what I wanted you to see is how small tasks can be in alignment with a primary goal. By breaking down your goals, you’ll be able to build a clear path toward your main objective.
Step 4: Don’t give up…even when things aren’t working out the way you planned.
The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit. Timing is everything, so be patient. Sometimes it takes months or even years before you see your dreams come to fruition. Everything isn’t going to happen according to plan, and that’s okay! What’s important is that you started. Some of your ideas will work and others will not, but if something isn’t working right away, that doesn’t mean you’re failing. Sometimes you simply need to adjust your strategy and figure another way to fulfill your plan. I always say my Plan B is just another way to make Plan A happen! If you run into an obstacle, reach out to your accountability partner(s) and have them help you brainstorm solutions.
Step 5: Have fun…and relax! While you’re working towards your goals, always remember to enjoy the process and take everything one day at a time.
A recap of the steps are below:
- Write out a detailed strategy outlining the steps you’re going to take to accomplish your goals.
- Find an accountability partner.
- Break down your primary goals into simple actionable steps.
- Adjust your strategy if your plans aren’t working out.
- Have fun!
Goal setting can be overwhelming, but there’s no such thing as an unattainable goal.
For example, I recently took a leap of faith and quit my job to start my own business.
Have I been told by my peers that it won’t work? Yup!
Have some of my strategies already failed? Absolutely!
Do I have it all figured out? Nope.
So what keeps me going? The belief that starting my business WILL succeed.
I am the first woman in my family to start her own business and while I’m anxious to see how it’ll all play out, I know everything is going to fall into place. This goal format is what I’ll be using to make my dreams a reality and I have no doubt in my mind that my idea will flourish!
Your thoughts have power. When you develop goals, don’t just write them down, actually envision that you’ve already accomplished them. The magic in manifesting your dreams is trusting your potential, because if you already believe you’ve won, you’ll be unstoppable.