New Year’s Resolutions Suck

 

I absolutely hate to waste time. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves. Statistically speaking, New Year’s resolutions are a waste of time.

According to Forbes, more than 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions and just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals.

Don’t let it get you down though. You can achieve your goals without creating useless New Year’s resolutions and I’ll tell you one simple way that works for me.

Beginning the year with a huge goal in mind is fantastic. What’s not fantastic is simply setting a goal and “hoping” you achieve it. You need accountability.

At the beginning of 2016, my husband and I created a big goal to start our own business. We didn’t want another year to pass us by and just be talking about starting a business. Nope. We knew that 2016 had to be the year we take action but taking action wasn’t enough. We needed to find a way to hold ourselves as well as each other accountable throughout the entire year. Our solution was simple. We created the Weekly Planning Form. Here’s a quick description of how we use each section on the form.

Accomplishments – Prior week’s successes. Big and small.

Business Goals – Upcoming week’s goals for business. Use it like a to-do list for the week.

House Goals – Upcoming week’s goals for our house. We are renovating our house so this section is important!

Product Goals – Upcoming week’s goals for creating products. My husband is a natural inventor-type and really enjoys building new things. We plan to offer products through our company, Scalici Design LLC, over time. And because we have it on our goal list, we are finally making progress and we know it’ll happen some day.

Personal Goals – Upcoming week’s goals for personal life. This section must not be forgotten. It is important to take care of yourself and have some fun. It’s easy to put personal goals on the back burner, but don’t do it! You will be more successful in every section of this form if you are also progressing in your personal life.

This form worked great for us in 2016. We successfully started our business, Scalici Design LLC, and everything is progressing nicely! We continue to use the form each week and are in the process of setting goals for 2017.

Our hope is that you will download our Weekly Planning Form and tweak it to your needs.

To download more free resources, check out the Learn section of Hello Simple Living’s website.

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