3 Simple Steps To Achieve Goals
We have written a number of blog posts about reaching your dreams and goals quite a bit. There are simple ideas to help you reach your goals and today our idea to share with you is Actually Reach Your Goals Easily By Practicing These 3 Steps.
What we know for sure is many people create goals to get fit, lose weight, feel healthy, run a marathon for example and yet never reach their desired outcome. Mostly, because they quit too early. A question that we have for you today is: “Do you often struggle to finish the projects you start, even when you have every intention of finishing them?”
Believe it or not, this is a common problem that most people face. Luckily, you can follow a few steps to ensure that you can become the type of person who finishes a project once you start it.
1. Make A Plan
The first step to finishing a task is making sure you have a plan at the beginning. It needs to be a plan which you write down. A mental note isn't worth the piece of paper it is written on. You may want to jump in and start something in your excitement, but you might not realize all the work and challenges you will face. When you take the time to make a plan, this will better prepare you for the task at hand, and you'll be able to spot problems much more easily. We wrote about a simple and easy strategy here - Implement The 5 Whys Method To Energize Your Best Life that you can implement immediately to achieve your goals and dreams today. https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/implement-the-5-whys-method-to-energize-your-best-life
2. Take A Break
The next idea might sound counterintuitive however you may want to consider it for your best results. If you find yourself getting overly frustrated or beginning to loathe the project because you've been working on it for so long, it's okay to take a short break. This break will help reset your mind and focus. You might even be able to solve some of the problems you are facing while you take this little breather. Just make sure that when you set an endpoint to your break, this way you can hold yourself to it and not just abandon the project. I was fortunate to have had a mentor teach me that it is OK to quit today as long as you begin again in the morning and I promise you this tidbit has served me well over the years. And it definitely helped me learn not to quit on myself. It just might do the same for you if you add this idea to your practices.
3. Make Small Goals and Rewards For Yourself
As you plan how you will conquer your task or project, break your goal into smaller mini-goals. Then, cross them off and reward yourself as you complete them. It will help keep you on task, and you'll be able to feel as if you are making progress, even if it's small. This progress will do wonders to keep your spirits high while working on the project. The little rewards you are giving yourself will probably help too.
We wrote a blog post called - How To Make Big Changes By Tiny Steps and you can learn about it here - https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/how-to-make-big-changes-by-tiny-steps
So next time you get excited about a new project or goal in your life, slow down a bit and make a plan, complete with smaller goals and rewards for yourself. Then, as you pursue the project, don't be afraid to take small breaks if you need to recuperate. Chances are, thanks to these three steps, you will be much more likely to finish your new goal than leave it abandoned.
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