How To Make Your Objectives Achievable In 2018

2018 resolutions

Do you intend to be a goal setter in 2018? If you do you will be adding structure to your life. Look back at 10 things, behaviors, mistakes, etc. that you disliked doing last year knowing that you would definitely not want to repeat these actions in 2018.

River Thames with Tower of London in the background

How To Make Your Objectives Achievable In 2018

Clarity

Be clear about your goals, eliminate clutter and keep an eye on your precious time. January isn’t always the best time to start resolutions. It’s a matter of choice as you can make them anytime in the year. Spring is a favourable time as well, after all it is a season of new beginnings with longer days looming, birds chirping and more time spent outdoors.

Determination

Be determined that no matter what, you will carry out your planned goals.

Persist

Just keep going if you have to, even when the going gets tough. Look out for motivational websites to fuel your engine.

Associate yourself with like-minded souls. That’s what I’ve done.

Execute

Remember that it’s the doing that will get you off your feet. Simply saying “I will” without action is pointless.

You can be apessimist by Lucy MacDonald

Read one book each month then pass your finished book to a friend. It will increase your knowledge. The book I’m reading right now is You Can Be A Pessimist by Lucy MacDonald.

I intend to complete my reading by the end of January and continue to be a pessimist as much as I can in 2018. one of the best ways to make this goal achievable is to gravitate away from negatives towards as many positives as possible.

Give back by and make this world a better place.

British Airways 360 Brighton Beach Seafront

 

Big Ben under renovation in London

Travel if you can. It could well be within your locality of beyond.

Avoid procrastinating, it’s the biggest set back and is likely to stop you achieving the goals.

Rest well and avoid burnout!

Do you set goals, make New Year resolutions or just play it by air and run with the flow? What can you do differently this year? Make a difference in 2018. As always, feel free to leave a comment. Happy New Year! 🙂

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16 Responses to “How To Make Your Objectives Achievable In 2018”

  1. KemKem January 7, 2018 at 4:23 pm #

    I changed my mindset to achievable goals instead of resolutions a while ago. It has worked out well because the pressure is way less. Here’s to a wonderful year ahead.

    • Bola Akande January 7, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

      Hi Kemi. I have worked on achievable goals for a good while now and I can happily say they have worked. I remember writing out resolutions on new years eve year after year. Have a wonderful 2018.

  2. Marilyn Jones January 7, 2018 at 5:04 pm #

    Good advice!! I am a goal setter. Sometime though goals depend of factors we cannot control, so I often go with the flow as well! 🙂

    • Bola Akande January 7, 2018 at 6:26 pm #

      True. Sometimes regardless of goal settings, events are beyond our control and yes sometimes we just need to go with the flow. Thanks 🙂

  3. Phoenicia January 7, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

    Happy New Year Bola!

    I make goals not New Year’s Resolutions , usually at the end of each year. I entered 2018 full of hope and expectation. I agree that one should read at least one book a month to keep the brain ticking over. There is so much more to learn and do.

    • Bola Akande January 8, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

      I have recently met people who just don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. Setting goals seem much more practical and achievable regardless of the time of the year in which they were set. Happy New Year Phoenicia!

  4. Lenie January 8, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

    Happy New Year Bola

    I have set one goal for myself that I am going to share with you. I received a video camera for Christmas and will use it to show DIY projects on Linkshare and Etsy. I will have to create the projects and learn how to use the camera the best way but I WILL DO IT (Remember, I am Woman? I am strong. That’s me this year.

    Best of luck achieving your goals.

    • Bola Akande January 8, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

      Good to hear from you Lenie. Video cameras are pretty straight forward. I guess practice makesession perfect. It is an achievable goal! Happy new year to you.

  5. Marquita Herald January 9, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    I’m a lifelong believer in the power of goals, but I tend to look at the process as a life plan that I continue to build on rather than a new set of goals each year. I think the process (or tools) we use is far less important than cultivating self-regulation and taking consistent action to fulfill a meaningful purpose in life. Thanks for the tips and inspiration, and best wishes for 2018!

    • Bola Akande January 9, 2018 at 10:26 pm #

      I do like the idea of building on existing goals. I wish you a wonderful 2018!

  6. Jeannette Paladino January 10, 2018 at 1:11 am #

    My goals are pretty simple this year. My first 3 goals are New Year’s resolutions I make every year because they are always valid: No more coulda, shoulda, woulda’s, stay fit, and have fun. A specific goal is to earn enough gold points to become a Life Master in bridge. I’m 6 points away. This could be the year!

    • Bola Akande January 11, 2018 at 9:40 pm #

      Keep going. I guess you just need to take that first step.

  7. William Rusho January 11, 2018 at 7:32 pm #

    Great recommendations. Knowing your goals is so important, how can you reach them, if you do not know what they are. I also think it is important to be flexible, sometimes you cannot reach your goal, but can modify it to where you are still satisfied with the outcome.

    • Bola Akande January 11, 2018 at 9:37 pm #

      Making plans to reach those goals is key.

  8. Andy January 14, 2018 at 4:22 am #

    Here are my New Year’s resolutions:
    (1) I plan to clean up and recycle some items around our home that should be cleaned up and recycled.
    (2) I hope to get out a bit more.
    Nothing too earth-shaking, but in my opinion it is best to set your sights modestly for this sort of thing.

    • Bola Akande January 14, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

      Cleaning up and recycling is a good way to save the environment and I find that getting out and about is a stress buster. Here’s to a happy new year!

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