Goal Setting: How To Create An Action Plan To Achieve Your Goals

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Goal Setting: How To Create An Action Plan To Achieve Your Goals

It's just about time we wave goodbye to the old year and hello to the new one! 2020 has been challenging for many, so it comes as no surprise that people are once again thinking about their New Year's resolutions. Whether your goal is to become more productive at work,  advance your career or focus on your mental health, it's smart to have a plan in place to help you succeed. Here's how you can create an action plan to help you reach your goals. 

Put your resolutions in writing

Choose your main goals and either write them down or create a vision board.  Jotting them down will help the goals seem more concrete. Place your resolutions in a highly visible space so that you are reminded of them regularly.

Set a timeframe to complete each goal

Will it take a full year? A few months? A week? Be realistic with how long it will take. You may have to adjust your time frame along the way 

Determine your "why?"

Why do you have this goal? Is it healthy for you? Identify why it's important to you- if it isn't, then maybe it's a goal not meant to be.

Figure out your actions

List every step that needs to be taken to get you from point A to point Z. You might find that these steps also need to be broken down into even smaller ones. Make sure you set a timeframe for these action items as well.

Give yourself reminders

Whether it's an alarm on your phone, a memo on your SmartSheets or a Post-it note, keep the path to attaining your goals on track. 


What are your goals for this year? Do you have a plan for staying on track?

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