Many of us spend the time around January 1st thinking about all the possibilities the New Year can holds.
But shaking old habits isn't easy and if you've noticed that past New Year's resolutions have gone unresolved, you're not alone.
Here's a great tip to organize your goals and help you stick to them in 2017!
S - Specific: What do you really want to accomplish? Describe your goal in precise terms so there is no confusion as to what needs to be accomplished. Try answering the "W's" Who, what, where, when, and why.
M - Measurable: Being able to measure our progress helps us know were getting things done. Make sure you include ways to judge your progress towards achieving your goal.
A - Attainable: Do you have enough control to make it happen? To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective which you are both willing and able to work on.
R - Relevant: Is this goal consistent with your aspects of your life? Does it fit in with immediate or long term plans? Goals are an important element in the overall plan of achieving your mission and seeing your vision through. Meaningful goals align with your convictions and dreams. Your goals should relate to attaining something that is necessary, of value, and supports your vision.
T - Timing: What is the evaluation deadline for this goal? Determine a date, time frame, or schedule for your goal.