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How to Finally Set Clear Goals & Realize Your Resolutions: 8 Essential Questions to Aid in Your Process

“I declare a thing and it is done for me. My word accomplishes that which I send it out to do”
Isaiah 55:11

When it comes to setting goals this can seem like a mundane task. Especially if you find yourself amongst the 92% of people that actually set resolutions and then never achieve them. One of the first steps to realizing your resolutions is to be fully aware that most people never reach their goals. When you come to this realization I hope it causes you to be more intentional about what you really desire in this new year! According to Statistic Brain, the research suggests that approximately half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions, yet only 8% actually achieve them.

Check out Kevin Kruse, a psychologist’s tips on what it takes to be in the elite 8%

Out of the 7 secrets he mentioned, I found myself drawn to what was making the goal specific, they mentioned scheduling it as well but that is one in the same to me. When I’m being specific about what I want I am also being clear about the time frame I want it to happen.

Since I know that most of the women in my community have a desire to use their God-given gifts in a service based and authentic soul-filled business let’s start there. What do you want for your business this year? As Multi-passionate women of faith, sometimes we get stuck on the specifics we get scared when it’s time to talk specifics.

Let me help with what to ask yourself:

  1. What do I want to achieve this year, this quarter?
  2. When do I want to achieve it by?
  3. Why do I want to achieve it?
  4. How do you plan on achieving it, what strategy will you implement?
  5. What will achieving it look like to you
  6. What are you willing to change in order to achieve it?
  7. Are you ready emotionally and spiritually to achieve this?
  8. Are you the woman that you need to be in order to achieve this?

After you’ve asked yourself these questions you will have a clearer idea if your goal is actually attainable and you can begin taking steps toward achieving it. Another reason why many people don’t achieve their goals is because they never really sit and think of the whole picture. I encourage you to take the first steps to visualizing your goals/plans with God. Achieving your goals really does require having a vision that is aligned with your values and goals before hitting the pavement and trying to create anything in business. One of my main tools to achieving my goals year after year is looking at the bigger picture and vision with God as my CEO.

Don’t forget to ensure you create goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound (SMART)

Justina is a Pro MUA and Mindset and Success Coach. You can find her in her Facebook Group The Purposeful Pursuit to a Beautiful You.

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