Happy New Year from C-Suite Coach!
Did you know you are 42% more likely to reach your goals if you write them down? A new trend even has some people placing their goals on a bingo card! So use this week to reflect on 2022, and plan how you want to tackle your goals for the first quarter of the new year.
Studies show that January 17th is the day many people abandon their new year goals and resolutions, AKA National Quitter's Day. Here are 3 Ways to Kick-Start 2023 and stay on track with your goals.
1. Set SMART Goals
The SMART in SMART goals stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. For example, instead of saying, "I want to gain new followers on social media." A SMART goal would be "I want to gain 100 followers on Instagram before Q2."
Do SMART goals work? A study by Dominican University found 76% of participants who wrote down their goals, made a list of goal-driven actions, and provided weekly progress reports to a friend, achieved their goals. 2. Get An Accountability Partner
Working with a C-Suite Network Coach is your ultimate accountability partner. Our coaches hold you accountable for your goals and help you develop action items to achieve them.
Think about it this way. All great athletes have a coach. Atul Gawande, professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, says, "The coaching model [is] what you think of with athletes and singers, who have someone who coaches them all the way through their career, even if they're one of the best in the world." Gawande argues that coaches can help anyone, regardless of their profession, and we agree.
Our coaches are committed to being your personal sounding board and accountability partner to help you identify your next steps and develop a roadmap for how to get there.
3. Celebrate Wins, Big And Small
When trying to achieve goals, there can be immense pressure to complete them. One way to motivate yourself is to celebrate your wins, big and small. For example, let's revisit our SMART goal from earlier about social media growth. Say by the end of February, you have only gained 20 followers. Don't panic; instead, take inventory of the progress you have made thus far. While you may have gained only a few followers, you could have maintained consistent posting and increased your social reach by 30%! That is worth celebrating. Taking account of your wins can serve as the motivation to keep you going when the pressure can feel overwhelming.