It’s time again to set goals for the new year. When making resolutions, many people set lofty goals. While it’s a good idea to dream big and stretch yourself, these large goals can often be hard to carry through to the finish line.
Instead, here are three simple but effective goals to set for this year:
- Take 20 minutes each day to focus on the next day. Plan each day ahead of time with something new you can implement into your next set of classes.
- Take 20 minutes each day for yourself. Set aside some time to exercise, train, or even meal prep. Choose something to improve your day and take time to do it.
- Write the Message of the Day each week for your students to see. Post the theme of the week and any important events, and then update it weekly in a place where students can see and check virtually or in-person.
These are small goals that can make a big difference if done consistently and with good intent. Once you turn these goals into a habit, make 3 new goals on your own or with your team—and maybe 3 more after that! This small step approach pays big dividends in the long run. “Take care of the days, and the years take care of themselves.”
By Dave Kovar