How To Keep Business New Year’s Resolutions

How To Keep Business New Year’s Resolutions

Business New Years ResolutionsIt may be harder to keep business New Year’s resolutions than anyone thinks. Here are some quick numbers to ponder…

As many as 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Studies indicate that only 8% of Americans achieve their New Year’s resolutions.

January 1 is a great time to think about making business New Year’s resolutions… but don’t lose steam at the end of January. Here’s how you can turn your business New Year’s resolutions into reality.

1. Write it down.

If it’s not in writing, the resolution doesn’t exist. Write down your goal and the steps you need to take to achieve it.

2. Make a plan.

Now that your goal is established, how will you achieve it? Whip out a calendar and set milestones that will lead up to your goal. Give yourself some deadlines and stick to them.

3. Set up reminders.

Things get busy in the spring, so make sure that you set up reminders in your calendar that keep you focused on your goal. Think about making a weekly or a monthly appointment to read over your New Year’s resolution goals and planning so that you can keep your eye on the prize.

4. Tell people.

Sharing your goals with coworkers, business associates, or even family members can help. By sharing your goals, you are making yourself accountable to someone other than yourself to achieve them.

5. Take obstacles in stride.

Unforeseen projects WILL arise. When they do, don’t let them deter you from reaching your business New Year’s resolution. Like with any other project for your business, your New Year’s resolution’s schedule can be adjusted… just make sure you don’t adjust it into next year.

6. Finish it!

It’s like running a race… sometimes, you just have to push through the final kick to cross the finish line. Know that you CAN do it and that once you do, you will be glad you did.

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Carolyn Byard

Carolyn is Iconic's art director and office dog handler. She strives to build unicorns, and she is completely obsessed with the fusion of beautiful design with strong strategy for unforgettable user interfaces.