You want to quit smoking (or whatever other resolution you have – this’ll work for any of them!)
What visual actual reminders can you use to help you stop?
Once you write your goal down, you’ve committed to it in the real world. You can point to it – in fact, you can undoubtedly, unequivocally say that you’ve set a goal. You have proof.
So write it in big letters. Print it out from your laptop. Stick it on your desk or the back of your front door. Buy a mug you can write on and scrawl it on that so that you’re reminded what your goal is every time you have your morning coffee.
Visualising your goal like this means that you’ll be constantly reminded of your resolution. You could write about why you want to achieve your goal, or print out pictures that will motivate you. No need to print out those horrible images of lungs which have been blackened by years of chain-smoking. Print a picture of the holiday you’ll go on with the money you’ll save, or the beach bod you’re working towards with your new fitness levels. Set it as your desktop background.
Spend enough time being reminded of your goals and you’re much more likely to achieve them.
It will help you check in with that goal every day. Making your goal ‘point-able’ only takes ten minutes, but you’ll be reminded of it until you achieve it. Maybe for the whole of this new year.
Rule number two time isn’t it…
Once you’ve set a goal, bring it to life in the real world.
Write it, print it, tattoo it… Okay, maybe don’t tattoo it. But you get the message – all top resolutions can be turned into point-able goals.