Most people set goals or “resolutions” at the beginning of a new year. It’s a promise that we make to ourselves that life can be better and we can improve all aspects of it – work, family, relationships, health, etc.
But, what’s a healthy number of goals to set so you won’t get overwhelmed and actually have a chance at achieving them? If you ask the authors of The ONE Thing, they’ll tell you, yep, you guessed it – ONE.
That’s not to say you should only work on one thing in 2023, but you should focus on ONE thing at a time and when that’s complete, move to the next. Having a long list of things to work on simultaneously simply isn’t realistic. Focusing on the most important things is also likely to help some of the other items you feel compelled to put on that long list – how’s that for efficiency?
With that said, it’s still important to make your goals SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. You need to be specific about what you are trying to accomplish and how to know you’ve achieved the goal. That way, you can move from goal to goal because you’ll know when each one is complete.
In addition, creating habits to help reach your goals will increase your probability of achieving them. The key to creating new habits is to start with little things and build from there. Another great book to read that discusses this in detail is Atomic Habits by James Clear.
So, what are your big goals for 2023? Let us know in the comments below!