As I plan for A New Year I typically take stock of the outgoing year. As today is the last day of 2016, I am reviewing the past year and want to share why it is important to write goals down.
In December 2015 I took a goal setting class at the Lanre Olusola Coaching academy and I learned the real meaning of writing down your goals and stating the steps necessary to achieve them.
One of the goals I wrote down was that I wanted to start exercising. I had finally stopped blaming #pregnancy for my extra weight and had dropped 2 dress sizes but I still wanted to be more physically fit. I knew it was not cool to go up a flight of stairs and be out of breath.
It was almost as if because I wrote down this goal it came alive! It moved from just a wish to an achievable goal.
Starting Jan 2016 I signed up first for a #bootcamp hosted by coach of life Lanre Olusola which lasted for three months. I loved how exercise made me feel so much that I continued working out with a fitness instructor after the bootcamp ended. For the first time ever, I was consistent with my exercise and have been doing it all year.
I was so pleased and surprised when my fitness trainer #MrLucky gave me a gift yesterday after class for being his most consistent and dedicated student all year! I believe in having an attitude of gratitude and so though I didn’t achieve 100% of my goals in all areas I can see that the goals I wrote down with specific steps are the ones I can boldly say I achieved more than 50%. As the year rounds up write down your goals for 2017 but first take stock of 2016.
Go ahead and set your goals with the following steps
- Set Your Goal
- Make a plan
- Get to work – intentionally work your plan
- Stick to It
- Reach your goal
- Celebrate and reward yourself
Goal setting can never start too early and so you can involve the children. You can have a #fabulawesome New year but you must also plan for it!