How to achieve your goals in 2024!
Publish Date: 2024-01-04
We would like to start by wishing you a Happy New Year from the Young Professionals team!
As we enter the new year it is the perfect time to reflect on what went well in 2023 and look for areas of improvement in 2024. This is why we have put together the perfect formula you can use right now to set & achieve your goals for 2024!
- Reflect - Before you set any goals for 2024, you first need to have a look at 2023 and ask yourself how did you grow, what were your favourite moments, what are your proudest achievements? Also consider aspects of the year that you would have liked to have improved on, any challenges you faced and habits that have held you back. You can use this as a guideline for what you want to achieve and let go off in 2023.
- Make sure your goals are trackable - it is extremely important that your goals are specific and are trackable. For example, saying I want to revise more is hard to implement because you have nothing specific you want to work towards. Instead, you should say “I want to revise X number of topics for Maths each week.” This means at the end of the week you can reflect and see if you reached that goal because you have a specific number to work towards.
- Time Blocking your day - it is so important to dedicate time in your day to work on your goals and to create a routine. For example, google calendar is a brilliant source to visually block time in your day to do certain tasks. This could be from 6am - 8.30am is your morning routine where you may go to the gym or read; 4pm - 6pm could be revision so you know every day within this time you need to revise a certain for your chosen topics. Having dedicated time to work on your goals limits distractions as you know this is your focus time, you can also time block meeting up with your friends or spending time with your family each day. Choosing different colours for particular tasks is also a great way to see at a glance what your day involves!
- Fine tune your habits - many people may set the same goal but only a few will succeed due to the systems and habits they put in place to achieve them. This is a concept in the book ‘Atomic Habits’ (which is a book you should read if you haven’t already!). For example, you may say “I want to achieve all A’s.” However, very few people will achieve this because they haven’t put in place the steps to achieve the goal. It’s essential to breakdown how you will achieve your goal and then work towards ensuring you form and complete the habit each day to help you get there. You need to set achievable goals with tangible habits that you can create and stick to. This could be through revision techniques, using certain resources or just creating a strict routine to help you focus and achieve your goals.
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