Happy New Year

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

This is the time of year when people start thinking about new year’s resolutions and setting goals.

I listened to a podcast a few weeks ago that discussed setting goals. One of the ideas that was discussed was setting daily or weekly “micro-goals”. A micro-goal is a small goal that is easy to meet. One of the examples they gave was setting a goal of doing a single push-up every day. That is a goal that is easy to meet and you can feel good about keeping the streak of met daily goals continuing. An example why that they gave was when he was sick with the flu, he could still meet the daily goal. There is a psychological benefit of keeping the streak going which is why having a “micro-goal” is more beneficial than saying 20 push-ups every day and failing to meet the goal. Another thing that was discussed was setting measurable goals. A goal that says become a better “_____” is not very good because it cannot be measured and it is tough to know if you achieved it. One example of a goal that I have set is to make a blog post every week. I actually started this one a couple of months ago.

It is important to note that these are short term goals being discussed and not bucket list type of items. You can still have goals like visiting Australia or climbing a mountain. Those are more of an achievement than something you do regularly and can measure.

I hope some of these thoughts are of benefit to you as you start the New Year.

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