Okay so we’re a few weeks into the year and you started off with a list of goals that you were “gonna get done or else!” Yet here you are and you haven’t even looked at your goal list in weeks!
What’s a goal setting girl to do?
First, don’t beat yourself up. You’re not alone. Many of us start the year off with the best of intentions and get side tracked along the way.
Dust off your goals list and look at what you wanted to accomplish. Let’s ask and answer a couple of questions:
- What is the one goal that is more easily in reach?
- How will you feel when you hit that goal? (Visualize it. Feel it. Taste it.)
- How will your life change when you hit that goal?
- What will hitting that goal let you do next?
Ahhh! Do you feel that tingle of excitement? That’s motivation now that you’re excited about that thing again.
Okay let’s not waste that feeling. It’s time to go get that goal!
What can you do within the next day to get started? Can you schedule time for research? Writing? The gym? Whatever it is pull out your calendar (hopefully on your phone) and make an appointment with yourself to get to work. Block it out like it’s a dentist appointment and you’ve got a cracked tooth! That’s right. Make it a can’t-miss-appointment.
Here a Visionary Goal Getter insider’s tip: Make sure you tell someone about your can’t-miss-appointment. Put it on social media, let your accountability partner in on it. Don’t keep it a secret. It’s much easier to work on your goals when you use the buddy system.
Once you schedule that first appointment, go ahead and schedule a few more. Use the reminders on your electronic calendar to prompt you to keep on working.
Try not to let a few days go by without doing something related to your goal.
When you break down or chunk your goal into smaller tasks, it banners it easier to get it done.
If you’re into reflection, keep notes in the calendar appointment about the progress you made. Did you run into any obstacles? Was it easier than you thought? Did you have an aha moment?
These little notes will come in handy when the going gets tough and help you see how far you’ve come once you get there!
So the big secret about moving from being a goal setter to a goal better? It’s doing the work.
One task, one step at a time!
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