Who doesn’t want to set goals and really achieve them? We all do right? Have you ever noticed how much time you’re wasting planning in vain?
You make plans after plans, set goals after goals, bigger to do lists, smaller to do lists, writing lots of goals setting worksheets and strategies only to end up in the trash, same with your bucket list.
You even break your goals into smaller ones thinking it will be easier to achieve them, you tell yourself that tomorrow it’s going to be different but it’s just the same and after all the trying and struggling somehow… you end up in the same place or even worse.
You just can’t get things done! No time, no motivation no achieved goals no….nothing but stress and disappointment.
Listen, one thing I learned about goals is that when it comes to achieving them there’s no one size fits all and no just one right way to do things. That’s why sometimes, when you’re trying to do what others do you don’t always succeed!
Some people don’t know how to set goals. Some achieve them all the time while others are too afraid to go after them and some don’t have goals in life.
When it comes to reaching goals some people don’t like to waste time while others love to postpone and procrastinate all the time.
We’re the same but also different, we have different ways of doing things. What motivates one person means nothing to the other.
What works for one might not work for the other. There are so many people who succeed with their goals and each has a different way of reaching those goals. The one that works best for them. So what’s the secret?
Even if there’s more than just one way to achieve a goal, all those people who succeed in achieving their goals have ONE thing in common… they WORK for it! They take steps every day to make it happen. If you want to achieve something you have to take some action.
Now, if you’re serious about succeeding with your goals…I do have some easy tips for you to follow when setting goals and help you get things done. You ready? Here we go:
Set Big Goals But Keep It REAL!
Dream as big as you want and set as many goals as you like but keep it real when it comes to achieving them.
Don’t make the mistake of setting a deadline too soon. What are the steps you need to take to achieve your goals? Some reach their goals faster while others need more time. Don’t push it thinking you’ll get there faster. You’ll end up really disappointed.
It’s like running. Let’s say your goal is to run a marathon so you need to prepare. You don’t go running like crazy for 1 hour if you never ran before. You start slow! Then you increase the time while you’re getting stronger and you’re making progress.
You start with 10 minutes of running, then 20, half an hour….and so on till you reach your goal. And this may take weeks even months until you succeed. Same goes with everything else. Set the right time frame that will help you achieve your goals.
When Are You Most Productive?
Maybe you feel more productive in the morning or maybe in the evening? Find out when you’re most productive and use that time to work on your goals. Don’t postpone.
You can also feel more productive for different things at different times of the day! For example I love doing my workout first thing in the morning but when it comes to writing I love doing it in the evening. That’s what works best for me. Find out what works for you.
Take advantage of every moment. Use it as much as you can. When I first started blogging I had moments when I felt very inspired and ideas were coming easily but, I didn’t write them because… I was too busy doing something else at that time.
I told myself that I’ll write them later only to find out that when I actually made time to sit down and write all my ideas vanished! My moment of inspiration was gone.
I learned my lesson and now when an idea comes to my mind I just stop whatever I’m doing and just write. On my phone, on a piece of paper doesn’t matter. The point here is to make the most of your moment. When inspiration knocks don’t postpone it!