Hey achiever! Welcome to 2022! 🥳
Let's make this a year full of growth and achievement!
According to U.S. News & World Report, 80% of people fail their goals by February 15th. 80 PERCENT. That number is mind-boggling, but at the same time, not too surprising as it's reality for most people.
At one point in our lives, we've likely been part of that percentage. But we don't have to be. It all stops here and now. Make the decision that you won't be in that 80% this year. Make the commitment to yourself that you're going to achieve all your goals - and stick to it!
WHY WRITING DOWN YOUR GOALS IS CRUCIAL TO YOUR SUCCESS
Simply thinking of your goals in your head seldom works. You must physically write them down, whether it's in your You Squared planner or on a piece of paper. Until you write them down, they won't be real to you. If you don't achieve them, it's easy to brush them off because just keeping them in your head makes it just a thought. When you physically write down your goals, you're making a commitment to yourself. You still have to work towards achieving your goals but you're one major step ahead than if you didn't write them down.
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS
The way I structured the You Squared planner is for it to be an accountability tool on its own. It has so many accountability features, such as the weekly habit trackers, daily rise/sleep time trackers (if you're working on tracking your routines to sleep earlier and wake up earlier), macro/micro goal setting pages with baby steps and due dates, end of month reflections, and more.
But in it, I also encourage having external accountability partners. This could be your spouse, parent, sibling, friend, coworker, or another awesome person! Talking with them and updating them on your progress can really help you move forward. Your accountability partners can encourage you to keep pushing and progressing in both good times and in times when you know you could do better. Accountability is a critical element to staying on track.
Each goal may have a different accountability partner. For example, your work goals may directly relate to your team at work, and a coworker could be a much better accountability partner than your friend or spouse.
Pick people you can trust to encourage you and motivate you during all phases of your growth and goal journey, and people who would enjoy being your accountability partner.
SET THE PLAN
Now that you know the value of having accountability tools and partners, set the plan in motion! Write down your goals. Then identify who would be the best accountability partner for achieving each of your goals.
Set a time to update them on a consistent basis - whether it's weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.
Cheers to achieving your goals!