Did you know 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February? 92% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the end of the year.
Here are 10 proven ways for you to stand out as one of the 8% who make it through the year.
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Remind yourself the why behind it all. There’s a purpose behind the extra hours and sacrifices you’re making. Is it financial freedom, the desire to quit your current job, or to prove to yourself and others you can make it? Whatever it is, write it down and keep it somewhere easily accessible for a quick reminder and motivational boost when you need it the most.
Let's break down your why a bit further. Consider all the positive benefits associated with your goal. Extra income, flexibility with your schedule, or confidence in yourself that you created something from what was just an idea.
Small wins build confidence. Confidence builds momentum. Momentum builds success. It’s an easy formula but difficult to remember. Don’t be afraid to celebrate the small wins. Even if it’s one engaged follower or 5-star review.
If your current routine or set up isn’t working, try switching it up. A night owl doesn’t shouldn’t have the same schedule as an early bird. Find when you’re most productive and embrace it.
There are many ways to keep yourself accountable and moving forward. Try regular check-in’s with a friend, business partner or team member who has a similar goal. Groups, associations, online communities can also be a great place to keep yourself accountable - even regular check-in’s with yourself can do the trick.
There’s nothing wrong to ask for a little bit of help. In fact, asking for help and delegating some of your tasks are critical for running a successful business. Learn to trust your team and those around you who genuinely want to see you succeed.
A little money or time on the line can be just what you need to push yourself in the right direction. For example, if you’ve been meaning to become better at digital marketing, try signing up for a few paid or in-person courses. It’s much more difficult to bail on something you’ve already paid for.
At the end of the day, you need to believe in yourself. This phrase is thrown around often but there’s serious weight behind it. We all deal with uncertainty, self-doubt and fear. Have the confidence in yourself that you can make it happen.
There are plenty of tools and resources to help you attain your goals. Find the right tools that aligns with your goals and leverage them. Invest in yourself now. Online course? Enroll today. Networking event? Sign up. Books, planners or guides? Get them. Signal to yourself you’re serious and committed to your goals by investing in yourself.
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