Do you set the same goals every year? Yet fail to truly commit yourself to it? If you answered yes, you are not alone in it. There’s a possibility that the only thing that’s stopping you is not setting your goals the right way. Many people are stuck in the same loop. But now is the time to Break The Chain. Here’s a well-planned way to stay committed to your goals -
1. Decide Your Goals
Decide on anything that you feel ambitious and passionate about. This should be something that YOU want to do and not what others want you to do. Once you have decided on what your goals are, the next step would be to write them down. This will increase your tendency to stick to it.
2. Break Down the Goals
Breaking down the goals is super important when setting and thriving towards the goal. Our big goals are vague at times, like ‘getting fit.' When you break this down it will be more clear, such as ‘eat healthily, run regularly, or do some yoga daily.’ Note your smaller goals, it will be easier to achieve them.
3. Make An Action Plan
If you are truly dedicated to your goals, you should create an action plan. Include things like how you will meet your goals and the steps you need to take to reach the goal. Do not hesitate to get creative and quirky with this. Write down with a colour pencil, sketch pens, crayons and more.
4. Plan the First Step
No matter how far your destination is, you have to take the first step someday. Your first step can be anything like a small google search or even making a call. There’s no excuse to not do this. Remember, there’s the first step to even a journey of 1000 miles.
5. Monitor Your Progress
Keep the confidence flowing with regular tracking of your progress. This will not only keep you motivated but also help you track how far you have come. You can schedule a weekly evaluation to see how close you are to the finish line and give you the push you need to move towards your goal.
No matter whether your goals are big or small, there’s no doubt that they are the stepping-stones to a better and happier life. How you strategize for goals makes a huge difference in achieving them. But no matter what your goal is and how you want to achieve them do not forget to celebrate the small wins. Cherish everything that brought a smile to your face. Value everything you have learned and the mistakes you have made. Only by soaking in the little joys, you can stay optimistic and motivated to accomplish your goals.