Now that you’ve shifted your thinking from making resolutions to setting goals, how are you going to move forward?
Let’s take your goals and make them achievable.
1) Write out all of your goals
Writing out all of your goals, including deadlines, shows you that your goals are real. You can put them in chronological order if you’d like to give yourself a timeline to follow.
2) Post your goals somewhere visible.
Whether you print out your goals or hand-write them with pretty paper and washi tape, stick your list up on the wall where you can see it every day. A great place is the bathroom mirror. The list will act as a reminder and help you keep your focus.
If your goals are monetary, maybe print out a little card and stick it in your wallet.
What are you going to do to make your goal? Write out your plan. Then, track your progression.
You can do this by typing up your progress in a document on your computer, print out a ready-made tracker, or start a scrapbook. Journaling your progress shows you how awesome you’re doing, how close you are to achieving your goal, and if you need to tweak anything.
Another great thing about tracking your progress is you can see how even small steps can make a big difference in the end.
4) Make note of your weaknesses and strengths.
Sometimes, goals can be hard. There are reasons why we think we can’t achieve them. But I believe you can. Write out your doubts and weaknesses. And then, write out your strengths. Because you have them. Many of them. And when you feel like you’re failing, look at your strengths and remind yourself that… You. CAN. Do. It.
5) Add in a reward.
Give yourself something to look forward to. There are some who say that achieving your goal should be reward enough. And while reaching the finish line is going to be a wonderful experience, who says there can’t be a new purse or boots waiting for you? If it’s something that makes you happy and works, go for it.
What are you doing to achieve your goals?