It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about New Year’s resolutions.
Most of us have forgotten or discarded those resolutions before January has even ended. What if instead you set a goal?
The difference between a resolution and a goal is a plan.One of my goals is to design a 2 day live workshop on mobile grooming. Even if I write that on my to do list, it will never happen.
Because its too large, too lofty, too overwhelming to even begin. That’s the problem with resolutions. They are hard to start, follow through, and complete.
You’re starting at the end, rather than the beginning.
Let’s break down my goal into more manageable pieces:
- Module 1
- Module 2
- Module 3
- Module 4
- Module 5
- Module 6
- Module 7
- Module 8
- Module 9
- Module 10
- Module 11
- Module 12
- Assemble class manual
- Website/sales pages
- Facebook page
- Other social media
- Set price
- Find suitable locations
- Announce class with free opt in webinar
- Set schedule
- Evergreen it
- Celebrate the creation of this 2 day workshop
My To Do list does not have “create 2 day workshop,” but rather starts with Module 1. Once that is complete, we continue with each item, one at a time, until the entire project is complete.
You can apply this principle to any goal. Come New Years Eve, ditch the resolutions and plan a goal instead.
Originally published at medium.com