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The new year is always the perfect time for reflection. What did you achieve last year? Did you make the most of it? What’s next?
A new year is here and if you haven’t already been asked, “What’s your new year’s resolutions?”, we can only assume that you have spent the first few days of the new year sitting alone under a rock. A lot of us make half-hearted resolutions that we expect to have already given up in February and some don’t even bother with them anymore.
But whether it’s in your career or in your personal life, we believe that having clear goals helps us to propel ourselves to success! Our goals drive us forward, motivate us when times get tough and give us a sense of achievement when we make it happen.
Now is the time to set yourself new goals and how are you going to stick to these goals? With vision! Here’s what you need to do:
1. Decide what your new year’s resolutions are
It’s good to set yourself both personal and professional goals. Feeling stuck? Try some of these ideas:
The possibilities are endless and completely up to you. You’ve got a whole year to achieve your goals so don’t be afraid to be ambitious!
2. Create a vision
This part is very important. Having a clear vision is the key to year-round motivation and ultimately achieving all of your goals!
You need to create a visualisation that displays all of your goals. Get some pictures from Google that represent your goals or cut some images out of magazines and put them together in a collage. Then, display this collage somewhere that you will see it every day. This could be in your kitchen, on your desk or simply make it your computer desktop background.
Your visualisation will remind you what you are working for every day and it’s a great motivation booster!
3. Achieve your goals
It’s a while away yet, but when the end of the year comes around you should be able to look back and see that you have achieved everything that you wanted to and it will feel great!
All of our team here at Bridgewater are encouraged to create visualisations of their goals. It worked really well for us last year, where our team members successfully worked through and achieved the vast majority of their goals throughout the year. If it works for us, it can work for you too.