There are accumulating articles and videos on millennials these days. Some are positive, many are negative, but most of them conclude that we millennials are fickle. We are less likely to stay at a job long term, have short attention spans, and are entitled. But at the same time, millennials have also created some of the largest and best known companies around today. Have you heard of Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Airbnb, Dropbox, EventBrite, Lyft, Snapchat, or Stripe? All started by millennials. Many of these founders fit those stereotypes of millennials that are often perceived as negative. They quit their jobs after short stints or dropped out of school. But, who is to say this is a bad thing? Since when is trying to be happier a bad thing? Because of these so-called millennials rejecting the status-quo, we have products and services that have fundamentally changed daily living.
So I say, stick to your dreams millennials. And start with the New Year of 2017. The world moves faster now and you keep up with it best. You don’t settle and you move quickly, and this should spill over into your New Year’s resolutions. Who actually takes 365 days to reach a goal? Most of us set goals that have a much shorter term than that, and short term goals like this are much easier to reach as well. So this year, instead of setting just one resolution for the whole year, try setting monthly resolutions.
Here’s how it works. For each month, write out a goal you want to have accomplished in that month. The objective is to have the goal completed by the end of that month. So for example, January’s goal should be complete by January 31st. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get started on your goal earlier. So if you choose a marathon for September’s goal, you’d probably want to start training in June or July. But there are plenty of resolutions you can accomplish in just one month - like learning to cook 5 new meals. Bam - done!
Below is a sample of what resolutions for millennials might look like. Then you can download the template to set your own goals. Some people may say this sort of short-attention span behavior millennials do is harmful, but if you set your resolutions this way, I guarantee you’ll get more done in 2017 than most people who set old-fashioned New Year’s Resolutions.
Take a break, review your accomplishments of the year and plan for 2018!
Comment below to let us know what goals you are setting for 2017.