New Year, New You!
Too bad it isn’t that easy…
With 2020 underway, many will start to think about changes they’d like to make or resolutions they hope to accomplish in the New Year. It’s no secret that people struggle to see their goals come to fruition- numerous reports suggest that over 80% of folks abandon their New Year resolutions before the year is out.
Whether you hope to make changes in your personal finances or are looking to grow in other areas of your life, consider these tips to help turn goal setting into goal getting!
Make a Vision Board- Bring your dreams to life with a vision board! Putting your goals and aspirations down on paper can help you better visualize all that you want to accomplish.
Create SMART goals- Now that you’ve identified what “living your best life” looks like to you, it’s a perfect time to create SMART goals- specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound goals to completely articulate how you will accomplish your resolution.Check out our SMART goals page under the Budgeting topic!
Share your goals with others- When it comes to change, time is everything! Habits take nearly 30 days to form while budgets take upwards of 90 days to becomes successful.
Stay patient- Financial well-being won't be acheived in a day and it can be easy to get discouraged. Focus on one or two small, manageable changes you can make and let that motivate you to keep going!
Remember your WHY- Growth is difficult and there will be times you want to give up altogether. Keep in mind your motivations for starting in the first place and don’t lose sight of where you hope to be at the end of your journey!