How motivated are you today?
I mean it is the New Year. Time to get that gym membership, start Whole 30 or the Keto Diet, and stop eating sugar. The motivation meter is spiking right now.
But consider this...
Motivation can be great to get you going and started towards a goal, but it is a poor substitute for creating habits. It can be tempting to just make a blanket statement such as: I am a runner now! OR I am a person who practices guitar!
Maybe that will get you through February or March, but don't you want to keep going?
Consider making your New Year's resolutions more quantitative. Here's a goal of mine for 2020 for example:
My goal is to write and publish 100 blog articles on Medium (a blogging site).
I can easily measure this goal. I have either written and published 100 articles or I haven't.
If I had said, "I want to write more". Well, how much is more? For how long? How do you know when you have reached your goal?
Be SMART with your goals this year.
Happy New Years!
Founder of @lostharbormusic