Mid-Week Motivation 01/31/2024

Is Your Goal Motivational?

Is your goal motivational? Completing one goal leads to the completion of more goals“.

What does that mean?

According to the University of Scranton, 92% of New Year’s Resolutions fail, and that means only 8% of people who set a New Year’s Resolution actually see it through to completion. 

February 1st is considered “Quitters Day” because the majority of people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions on that day.

Over the next few weeks, we are going to be discussing 6 ways we can set goals for ourselves that are easier for us to accomplish so that we don’t fall into that 92%.  

For week 6, I want to ask the question, are your goals motivational? 

Goals can be daunting by nature. It is a lot easier to sit back and do nothing than to take initiative and work on bettering yourself. 

This is why it is important to make sure your goals are motivational. 

Motivational goals encourage us to keep going and continue working towards accomplishing more goals.

In a previous blog post, we discussed Jon Acuff’s idea of Micro-Milestones. These are essentially mini-goals that you can “check off” along the way to completing a larger, main goal. 

These mini-goals are motivational tools to help push you to keep going.

If your goal is to be one year sober, set mini-goals along the way at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months. 

Once you hit and accomplish those milestones, it will encourage you to keep going to become one full-year sober! 

“If I made it to 3 months, I can make it to 6 months, no problem!” 

When we are chasing down a difficult goal, we need all the extra encouragement and motivation we can get, and that is why setting motivational goals are so important.

This concludes our series on goals! Go out there and knock your goals for the year out of the park!

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