• Jonathan Shiek

How To Not Be A Failure In 2021

2021 is around the corner and I’m sure many of you are setting new year goals. The thing is, many of us feel disappointed with ourselves when we don’t meet our goals at the end of the year. Well, that doesn’t have to be the case. Here’s 3 mindsets to learn to not flunk your 2021 goals. 

Motivation is a scam

Do not rely on being motivated to do things to reach your goals because motivation dies down quickly. Instead, make it part of your routine. By making it an everyday habit, you don’t feel the burden of doing it much like how brushing teeth maintains your dental hygiene but you don’t feel its burden because it’s already part of your morning routine. Motivation comes after seeing results and you could only get to results if you simply start. 

Make your goals as clear as the sky 

This isn’t it.

The reason why a lot of goals fail is because they are intangible – a fitter me, a better writer, a nicer person. When in fact, the more tangible your goals are, the clearer you are on the steps you need to take to meet those goals. Instead of a fitter me, what if your goal was 10 pull ups by the end of the year? And to meet this goal, you can take small steps like eating 2 broccoli a week, or 2 negative pull ups a week. Taking small steps makes it easier to overcome the barrier of doing those activities. 

Small actions compound

Last but not least, the little steps you take do add up in the long run. A common pitfall is thinking how would eating 2 carrots a week matter in the grand scheme of things. Well, 2 broccolis a week translates to 104 broccolis a year, so that’s 104 extra broccoli you wouldn’t have eaten otherwise. 

Those are the 3 mindsets you should have when it comes to crafting and meeting your goals. And when it’s all said and done, don’t forget to look back and celebrate your wins. Even if you partially meet them, don’t be too harsh on yourself. 

A 1% improvement is still an improvement. Happy new year everyone! 

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