How to stick to your goals

How to stick to your goals

Goals…. I think I’ll just get straight to it. Some of the reasons why we fail to sick to them are that we set unrealistic goals, we overwhelm ourselves with too many goals, we get busy that some other things take priority. We heavily focus on the what and forget to put emphasis on the WHY.

Here are some tips on how you can stick to the goals that you set so that you can make progress in life.

  • Build trust with yourself

You are only as good as the word you keep to yourself. To build trust make sure your are consistent with following through with the goals/tasks that you set to achieve.

  • Prioritize and focus down

Sustainable change comes from being realistic as opposed to being idealistic with how much you can take on. Don’t take on too much too fast as you will be setting yourself up for potential failure.

  • Make it extremely easy to take action

Instead of saying you will work out daily be honest with yourself and realistic with how much you can do e.g. Twice a week

  • Be specific and breakdown your goals

Your goals should not be too vague in that you are left wondering how on earth you’ll achieve them. Break them down to the nitty-gritties so that you are clear on the direction you’ll take and on how you’ll get there.

  • Take action

Sounds easier said than done but the point is not to have well written down goals but to actually implement them.

The law of diminishing intent states that The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you’ll never actually do it.

  • Identify your points of resistance

Ask yourself what might be blocking you from taking action on the goal and find ways on how to work on it.

  • Mindset shift

You have to be resilient and keep picking yourself up once you hit a stumbling block.

  • Reevaluate

Reevaluate and let go of what goals no longer realign.

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    Christine Ger

    Great tips up there. I love how you’ve explained your points. The 3rd one is my favourite of them all *Make it extremely easy to take action* it’s very important for us to be realistic for sure, if we start by lying to ourselves when setting goals how will we even achieve them? It’s like the whole thing is lie or should I say Big Scam?!

    To add on the above I believe setting timelines to our goals also helps us stick to them and having accountability contributes too.

    Its always refreshing reading your content. Keep up with the good job you are doing 💚 #livelearnlight

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