I am a huge fan of goals. I have said before that every year I am all about goals over resolutions. Goals are attainable. I make yearly goals and then monthly goals. These are both to keep me accountable and reach certain points that I want to reach. I have had a lot of people ask me why I do monthly goals, so I wanted to share a bit about why goals are helpful to me. Also, why I feel like by setting monthly goals I make a lot more progress than I would otherwise.
Why Goals Are Helpful: 5 Benefits Of Monthly Goals
- You can divide your yearly goals into 12 attainable parts: If you are making yearly goals at the beginning of each year I find it helpful to also have monthly goals. This is a great way to divide a bigger goal into smaller more attainable parts. For example, last year I had a goal to read a certain amount of books. So each month I set a smaller goal for a small amount of books. If you have a goal to clean out every closet and drawer in your house you can monthly choose one room or section to tackle.
- By posting them SOMEWHERE you are holding yourself accountable. I find by posting goals on my blog each month I hold myself accountable. I have to post my progress and pass or fail I need to be honest. This is huge. You are far more likely to accomplish things when you post them out there for the world to see.
- You always have something to work towards. I am one of those people who NEEDS something to work towards. In my early twenties I loved running races and completing half marathons and 10K’s. I felt like it always gave me something to work towards. Now, I love having a goal or several goals such as blogging goals, house goals, fitness goals, etc to work towards. It’s very motivating and really makes me feel good about myself.
- You can see your progress over time. Being able to look at each month of a year and see what you’ve accomplished is really refreshing. I love to see my progress over each year. I think one of the best things about monthly goals is that you can look back and see that, even if you don’t feel like you accomplished a lot, you see the work there.
- You feel a sense of accomplishment. This is motivating in of itself. By feeling accomplished you are far more likely to work even harder to achieve your long term and short term goals. I find when I accomplish all of my goals for a month I set even harder goals for the next month.
Are you a fan of monthly goals? Do you have any reasons why goals are helpful to you?