We all have one goal or another, but if there is one thing so many of us can relate to, it's the saying: "It's easy to set goals, but it is even easier to break them."
Research shows that atleast 92 per cent of people's New Year goals fail by January 15. Those aren't very inspiring numbers.
But that doesn't mean the goals we set are impossible to achieve.
We asked 5 women to share with us the biggest goal they ever set for themselves, plus how they managed to achieve it.
Watch: These women kicked some major goals after the age of 30. Post continues after video.
Here's what they had to say.
Jessie, author of Heartsick.
"My biggest goal was writing a book, and yes - in 2021, it was published!
To achieve that goal, there were a few steps. The first was pitching the idea to a publisher, which I knew was important because it would give me an external deadline to work towards. I struggle with self discipline so never would have been able to do it without knowing I had someone I was answerable to. Then, like with any big project, I broke it down into manageable steps. You can’t write a book in a day… but you can do little things every day that add up to a book. I made a series of deadlines (so for e.g. have 20,000 words written by this date) in order to stay on track. I didn’t always meet those deadlines and was in a panic for the entire nine months, but I got there in the end!
My words of wisdom for anyone with a goal similar to mine would be:
"Inspiration or enthusiasm won’t get you very far, unfortunately. That feeling you get in your gut at the beginning of any big project will NOT be there at 8pm on a Tuesday night. Something else has to kick in. That’s when habits and a strategy are critical. I had so much self doubt and I ended up reading something that said 'you don’t have to believe you can write a book in order to read a book.' I loved that. Stop thinking about whether you can do the thing and just do the thing.