As each passing year goes by a lot of people tend to make New Years Resolutions to provide themselves a “fresh start” to something in their life. I think your most abundant resolution is “I’m going to lose weight”, “I’m going to be better with my money”, or some other non-specific, unmeasurable, unattainable, unrealistic, or non-time dependent goal. Many of you in business or other industries may have heard of the SMART system for setting goals.
Specific: Your goal should have quantifiable end point. “I’m going to lose 25 lbs this year”, I’m going to save $2,000 for a rainy day”
Measureable: Your goal should have certain milestones. Lose two pounds a month.
Attainable: Is it physically possible to reach your intended goal?
Realistic: Don’t say you’re going to be a millionaire by next Christmas.
Time Dependent: I have eleven months to reach my goal.
When you build your New Years Resolutions or other goal, utilizing the SMART method can greatly increase your success AND your confidence along the way. Say if you set a goal to lose ten pounds in six months, but you actually lost 15 pounds in six months. How much better would that make you feel? I know I’d be pretty happy and more motivated to get the last ten pounds in 5 months or less. I want to challenge each of you to set a goal for the new year and make strides to achieve it. Find an accountability buddy and have a set time that you check in with each other. Having a support system will greatly increase your chances of success!!
I’m going to state my New Years goals publicly here, and I’m going to rely on each of you to help me achieve those goals.
Goal Number 1: I will finish building my website to include Nudist Resources, Social Nudism Information, and links to other nudist blogs by the end of February
Goal Number 2: Put out a new blog post at least every two weeks.
Goal Number 3: Reach an average daily visitor count of 10,000 by December 31, 2020.
Goal Number 4: Build out a join/community option for my site by July 1st
If you paid close attention you see how I implemented the SMART method with my goals. Each one is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time dependent. The first two goals are fairly straight forward in terms of doing it, but the last two are going to take a little bit of thought to figure out the process to reach the goals. I still have a few days until January 1st, so I have time.
Your goals can be anything you want that is meaningful to you. Maybe you have money or health goals you want to achieve, or maybe you are a home or closet nudist who wants desperately to step outside of your comfort zone and explore public or social nudism. I would always encourage spending more time with family. Make it a goal to spend at two hours a day with those you love, or make your goal to actually use all of your vacation in a year??
Whatever your goals are I want to see you reach them!!
Let’s start this new decade off to a great one and set ourselves up for every success!