The holidays are in full-swing, and the Near Year is just around the corner. This gives us an opportunity to remember the past year’s achievements and to look forward to the promise of a new beginning. Part of looking forward, for many, includes setting resolutions.

Of the 41% of Americans who make resolutions, by the end of the year, only 9% felt they were successful in keeping them. One of the keys to success is setting SMART goals.

  • S – Specific
    • Think about the who, what, where, when, why
    • What do you want to accomplish?
  • M – Measurable
    • How will you measure your success?
    • How will you know when you’ve reached your goals?
  • A – Attainable
    • How can you accomplish your goals?
    • How realistic is it?
  • R – Relevant
    • Does it feel worthwhile?
    • Is this the right time?
  • T – Time-Bound
    • What can I do six months from now?
    • Six weeks from now?
    • What can I do today?

Are you ready? Make 2024 GREAT!