Goals for the new year?

It's extremely common for people and companies to set goals for the new year. There's nothing unusual or wrong about setting goals and, if done properly can be very beneficial. I use the word properly because there is a right and wrong way to set goals.

What does this look like?

  • Be realistic about where your company is currently positioned. i.e. set goals that are achievable, but that are difficult enough to make you slightly uncomfortable...
  • If one of the goals is to instill specific habits, then make sure that the habits are achievable by a) not setting to many new habits and b) making those habits realistic to the company's current position
  • If new habits are the route that you're heading then maybe set out to try the habits for a set time period (like 30 days). This can be a good testing period and be a little less dauting since most people can persevere if they know that there's an end in sight.
  • Find someone to hold you accountable to any new goals and habits. This could be as simple as stating it to a friend, family member, or putting it on the website.

What to remember: Breaking old habits or starting new ones can be difficult, but beneficial, so find ways to remove the barriers.

Note: This certainly is not a definitive list, merely a place to get started. Want to add to the list? Click here to let us know your thoughts!