I can’t believe we’re already into of the second week of 2017! I swear time is going faster than ever! Anyway, how are all your goals going? Are you still on track? It’s so easy to make your resolutions and then throw them to the wayside. I’m sure your goals meant a lot to you but life. Life has a way of getting in the way. I’ve been there. It’s so tough, but it’s do-able. Here’s what worked for me…
I have an accountability partner. This doesn’t have to be as formal as it sounds, but it is important! Talk about your goals to a friend. Let them know what you have planned and hope to achieve! Chances are they will check in with you and ask how things are going. This can be either a good reminder to keep working hard or the motivation you need to get your butt in gear!!!
I write my goals down and think about them. Write your goals somewhere. Get them out of your mind and onto paper. This is the first step to making them real! When you write them down on paper they become real and they are no longer just thoughts in your head! Then, fantasize about them. Dream about them. Think about them often, this way they stay on your mind!
I write down each step needed to accomplish each goal. I personally think this is probably the most important step to achieving your goals. It is all fine and dandy to have goals, but now what? How are you going to accomplish those goals? What does it take to accomplish those goals? Write out each goal, underneath each goal write out each task required to accomplish the goal. To really keep yourself on track I highly suggest getting a paper planner and using it to help you track, plan out, and stay focused on your goal.
I think specifically. When you set your goals, be specific. What exactly is it that you are trying to achieve? The more specific you can make your goal the clearer your vision can be when you are trying to achieve this goal!
I schedule time to achieve my goal. You made this goal for yourself, so I am assuming it is pretty important to you, right? Well, then you’re going to have to schedule time in your life to allow yourself to have time to achieve your goal. Again, using a paper planner helps you block out that time you need to accomplish your goals!
Do you make New Years Resolutions? Why or why not?