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New Year New Mindset ‒ Tips For Achieving Your Goals

Written by: Joel Buckner, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

As the new year approaches, many of us are feeling a mix of excitement and trepidation. We may be looking forward to setting new goals and making positive changes in our lives, but we may also be overwhelmed by the prospect of trying to achieve those goals. If you're feeling a little overwhelmed as you kick off the new year, here are some tips to help you get into the right mindset for success:

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1. Reflect on the past year


Before you start thinking about the future, it can be helpful to take some time to reflect on the past year. What did you accomplish? What were your biggest challenges? What did you learn from those experiences? Understanding what you've already achieved and what you've learned can help you identify areas of strength and growth as you move forward.

2. Set specific and achievable goals


When setting goals for the new year, be sure to make them specific and achievable. Instead of setting a broad goal like "lose weight," try setting a specific goal like "lose 10 pounds in the next three months by exercising three times a week and eating a healthy diet." This will give you a clear target to aim for and a plan of action to follow.

3. Break your goals down into smaller steps


Once you've set your goals, it can be helpful to break them down into smaller, more manageable steps. For example, if your goal is to start a business, you might break it down into steps like researching your market, creating a business plan, and finding financing. By breaking your goals down into smaller steps, you can focus on one task at a time and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

4. Seek support


Achieving your goals is often easier when you have the support of others. Surround yourself with people who will encourage and motivate you, whether it's friends, family, or a professional coach or mentor. You may also want to consider joining a support group or community of like-minded individuals who are working towards similar goals.

5. Celebrate your successes


As you work towards your goals, be sure to take time to celebrate your successes along the way. Whether it's a small victory or a major milestone, acknowledging your progress can help keep you motivated and on track.

Overall, the key to success as you kick off the new year is to stay focused, stay motivated, and stay positive. With a little planning and perseverance, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Here's to a happy, healthy, and successful new year! Let’s work


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Joel Buckner, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Joel Buckner is a passionate Life and Performance Coach. Being one that daily understands the challenges of imposter syndrome and being paralyzed by fear he is dedicated to partnering with people to move from scarcity to an abundance mindset.

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