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 and let go of what goals no longer realign.