Instead of New Year's Resolutions, Set SMART Goals!

Posted by Taylor Jablonowski on 12/26/19 3:00 PM


As 2020 approaches, our vision is inevitably shifting toward what we plan to accomplish in this new decade - our “New Year’s Resolutions”. Typically, these plans are things such as:

  • Lose weight
  • Get promoted
  • Save money
  • Read more
  • Travel often

However, only 10% of people report feeling as though they accomplished their resolutions. What could the other 90% have done to achieve their objectives?

Instead of a Resolution, Set a SMART Goal

A SMART Goal is one which is:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

For example, instead of “Save money”, you may say “I am going to transfer $30 in to my savings account every Monday. At the end of the year, I will have $1500 saved!” That goal is Specific (you have a clear action item), Measurable (you are saving $30 each week), Achievable (you have the ability to put money in your savings), Realistic (you know what you can comfortably save), and Timely (you are picturing your savings at the end of the year).

This method of goal-setting is effective because it provides clarity and motivation, and improves your ability to achieve by defining your objective and completion date. When you can envision the finish line, you are that much more encouraged to keep taking steps!

Life Coaches Use SMART Goals for themselves and Their Clients

Mark your calendars to join us every day at noon starting January 1, 2020 for 31 days of Life Coaching presented LIVE via Facebook on the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Page, as well as daily blogs featuring our talented Life Coaching Graduates!

Click here to download a SMART goals worksheet, which KC Miller, founder of SWIHA,  will be using to guide her Facebook Live on January 1st, 2020 at 12PM AZ time! Follow us on Facebook to be sure not to miss it.

Learn More About Life Coaching Month

Topics: Life Coaching, national life coaching month, 2020, Smart Goals, New Years Resolution

About the Author Taylor Jablonowski

Taylor Jablonowski is SWIHA’s Marketing Specialist and a momma to a three-year-old boy named Arlo. When she's not working to make the Healing Arts accessible to everyone, you'll probably find her somewhere in the woods with her feet in a river.

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