Yasi Baiani Product @ Fitbit & Harvard MBA
Happy 2016! Did you make new resolutions for 2106? How do you go about setting those milestones? Based on your previous year resolutions and their outcomes, do you feel satisfied by the methods you applied in the past?
The start of the New Year is a good time to think about what you want to accomplish in the coming months. Perhaps you have already committed to a New Year's resolution, which is a good start.
However, resolutions tend to be all or nothing. Resolution is a decision or determination to do something. A lot of times, as part of our resolution, we actually tend to focus on what we don't want to do -- quitting carbohydrates this year -- rather than what we do want to achieve. Most importantly, most of the new year resolutions tend to be short-term and don't have a solid strategy on how to sustain them for a whole year and beyond. Perhaps that's why only 8% of people who make a New Year's resolution actually keep it.
Instead, goals are the result toward which effort is directed. They tend to be longer term, and there is a need for a good strategy or execution plan in order to achieve them.
I personally don't set new year resolutions. Instead, in the last few years, I always set big goals at the beginning of the year. The following tactics really helped me to deliver over 80% of my personal and professional goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year. Try them out and see how they work for you in 2016:
These goal setting technics really helped me in the last few years. Give them a try. If others have different tips and tricks that worked well for them in the past, please share them below with other readers.