Make New Years Resolutions That Stick by AFB


Are you one of those folks who make New Year's resolutions, only to give up on them a few weeks later? If so, you're not alone. A lot of people start the year off with good intentions but find it hard to stick to their goals.

The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way! With a little bit of vision, planning and effort, you can make New Year's resolutions that stick. Read on for some tips to help you succeed.

What -- Define What You Want to Achieve

Although it can be easy to get lost in the busyness of our everyday lives, setting achievable goals gives us a clear direction and helps us stay motivated. Defining our goals for the next year is a great way to make sure we are making progress towards something worthwhile. Some people may set very specific goals that involve learning new skills or achieving a certain financial milestone. Other people may wish to work on more intangible skills such as improving their confidence, resilience, or creativity. Whatever our unique ambitions and aspirations may be, having them clearly defined means they are more likely to become reality. So, take the time to ask yourself what you want to achieve in the next year and use your answer to guide you on your journey of growth and exploration.

Why – The Goal Is Important to You – The Value it Embraces

Your ‘why’ is the true power behind your progress and secret sauce for your success. Your why reveals a fundamental value that fuels your goals and keeps you motivated, especially when challenges and temptations surface. Take time to explore why this value is so important to you and let this inspire you daily.

How -- Create A Plan of Action - How to Get There

Now that your goals are defined and you embrace your why, it’s time to create a plan of action. Break the goal down into smaller, more achievable chunks and then use these chunks as steppingstones for success and celebrations along the journey. This will help you stay focused and motivated throughout the year.

When -- Track your progress and Know

When According to the American Psychological Association, those who regularly monitor and track their progress are significantly more likely to achieve their goals. Furthermore, those who publicly. 

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Life Events

"Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus

Change can be exciting or frightening, anticipated or completely unforeseen. Regardless of how or why change happens there can often be implications to your financial well-being.

Having a resource to turn to during times of flux can help alleviate any anxiety you feel.

Here are some of the changes we have helped our clients through.