2017 is just a couple of days away. Have you made your goals for the new year yet? If you haven't or if you haven't necessarily finalized them yet, then all is not lost. There is no need to panic. With that said, now is the time to get serious about your goals.
You were brought here to find out the secret to making your goals come true in 2017, so let's break that down for you.
First things first, what goals do you make? Better yet, how do you word them?
Do you say you want to lose weight and make more money? If those are your New Year's resolutions/goals, then that is a good start, but those are not finished products. In fact, if your ultimate goal entering the new year is to lose weight, then there is a good chance that won't happen. Why? Well, because your goal is not detailed enough.
Here's where the secret comes in. You have to get very detailed with your goal, and you also have to attach a plan next to it.
Therefore, a goal of losing weight should turn into this: I want to lose 15 pounds in 2017 and I am going to conquer this goal by going to the gym on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7 a.m. each and every week -- no excuses.
Here's the deal, you have to force your goals into your life. They literally need to be part of your daily/weekly schedule. On top of that, you have to treat them like priorities and you also have to act like the world will end if you don't stick to your plan. If you don't make it to the gym on a certain day for whatever reason, make sure you don't miss the next day.
You see, you need to make going to the gym a habit, and habits, unfortunately, do not happen overnight.
The secret to making your goals come true in 2017 is simple. You just need to make them very detailed, attach deadlines and make sure you also add them to your schedule. Saying you are going to lose weight in 2017 is not good enough. Heck, saying you will lose 15 pounds in 2017 isn't even good enough if there is no plan attached to it.
If your goals are vague, then go back and make some edits, add the details and create an actual plan. Saying you want to make more money is great, but it's not going to come true if you don't brainstorm a plan to make more money.
Force your goals into your life by forcing them into your daily schedule. If you do that, and you actually hold yourself accountable to your daily schedule, then you will be able to look back at the end of 2017 and say you achieved all of your goals for the year. That feeling will be amazing and worth all of the sacrifices you had to made, assuming you made some. That feeling will have you extremely motivated to achieve even greater things in 2018.