Updated: Dec 28, 2019
Have you got big plans for 2020?
The best New Year’s resolutions are not made on New Year’s Eve or Day. They are thought about beforehand and planned. The New Year just becomes the starting line for a commitment to make a change.
Here are some strategies that might help you to reach your potential and make the changes that you would like.
Set achievable goals.
Be clear about what changes you would like to make. Your goal might be to buy your own home, but it is helpful to be more specific – what is the timeframe and how much money will you save each week?
Make a plan.
Think about the steps involved to reach the goal. Make short-term goals as well as longer term ones.
Write down your goal or tell someone. You are more likely to follow through.
Change takes time.
Don't give up.
Things don't always go to plan. Hang in there and try not to get down on yourself.
A negative mindset makes it much more difficult - and unlikely - that you will achieve your goal. Learn from any mistakes and keep focused on what you are working toward.
It's not always easy to achieve your dreams. Ask your partner or family for help. Get a friend on board for support. Seek professional advice.
Three cheers and all the best in achieving your goals in 2020!