Because we lack the will to succeed, some believe this is the reason for our failures. According to some, we don’t follow through on our resolutions because we’re either too busy or overwhelmed. The possibilities are endless, but I’m inclined to believe that you’ve just started down a path without your compass and are now starting to get messed up.
Think about what it is you really want to accomplish and set a solid intention for accomplishing your goal rather than a list of things you “should” do. As an additional piece of advice, I recommend focusing on just one or two goals at a time. Setting an intention can and will put you on the path to success, no matter what you want to accomplish.
Because we lack the will to succeed, some believe this is the reason for our failures. According to some, we don’t follow through on our resolutions because we’re either too busy or overwhelmed. Your compass may have gone missing, but it is more likely that you’ve just started down a new path without it and are beginning to get lost.
Instead of reciting a laundry list of things you “should” do, sit down and reflect on what it is that you really want to accomplish, and then create a concrete plan to get there. I’d also advise you to limit your attention to no more than two goals at a time. Regardless of what you want to accomplish, setting an intention can and will put you on the right path.
Tips to help you finally reach your goal:
Get to the point. By stating your intentions, you’re letting others and yourself know exactly what you want to accomplish. Defining what it means to achieve your goal is essential. For example, if you consistently feel more satisfied with your ability to handle difficult situations and motivate your staff, you’ve achieved your goal of improving your management skills. Perhaps you’ll even get the promotion you’ve been looking for.
Intentions come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and every big goal is crammed with countless smaller ones. Each goal can be achieved if it is followed through on. First, you may want to talk with your employer about what you need to work on if your goal is to improve your management abilities.
Don’t allow yourself to be swayed by the complexities of the situation. Even if you’re passionate about your resolution, it’s pointless if you don’t have a strategy to back it up. You’ll stay on track and avoid getting off track if you make it a daily goal to take one step closer to your end goal.
Use what you’ve got. Get what you want and need from other people by expressing your desires and needs. When you’re clear about what you want and what you need from others, you’re more likely to find a partner and a support system. If you admire someone’s management style, for example, you might ask for advice and possibly even support from that person. There is a good chance that they will be delighted and eager to share their wisdom with you.
Take responsibility for your actions. Decide what matters most to you before making any resolutions. You could ask a trusted friend or family member to keep you on track. Honoring your own intentions, however, cannot be replaced by any other means. When you achieve your goals, you will be amazed at how much your self-esteem and sense of accomplishment will rise.