How To Accomplish Your Goals
My Top 10 Tips For Finishing What You Set Out To Do
Getting started on a new goal is easy, following through and finishing it is much much harder. So why is it that so many of us give up on our goals so soon into the new year? My belief is that one horrible word: perfectionism.
More times than not, the only thing standing in the way of us accomplishing our goals is ourselves, our mindset. Shifting the way you think about your goals and the journey towards them can dramatically improve your end results. Sometimes all we need is a plan to follow of actionable steps we can take towards making these dreams come true.
Here’s how I prioritize my goals to make sure that every day, I’m taking steps that are getting me closer and closer to accomplishing what I’ve set out to do. Read the post below, create an actionable plan of your own, and go out there and do great things in this world. 😊
Tip No. 1 ~ It’s ok to fail.
Fear of failure is probably the number one thing that stops us from accomplishing anything. Funny thing is, without failure, you’ll never get better at what you do. Failure is a lesson, a free education on the things we need to focus on and tweak to get better results. It’s a necessary tool for growth.
Stop seeing failure as something scary and start seeing it as a gift, something to get excited about, because you’ll know that immediately following failure, comes growth. You just got one step closer to winning at what you set out to do.
Tip No. 2 ~ If you’re clueless as to where to begin, you’re right where you’re supposed to be.
Do you think any of the greats started out already knowing everything they needed to know in order to succeed? No! They educated themselves on the topic, they experimented, they failed, they learned from their failures, and they tried and tried again. Until one day, they finally got it right.
If you’re setting goals that you already know everything there is to know about how to accomplish it, you’re not dreaming big enough. Challenge yourself, stretch yourself, go do something that scares you.
Tip No. 3 ~ Focus & Finish.
Don’t allow the learning curve to overwhelm you. Set a timer for yourself to do focused work towards your goal and take small breaks in between. For someone who is prone to multi-tasking, setting a timer for 10-20 minutes and challenging yourself to do focused work for that time, will get you far towards accomplishing that goal.
Tip No. 4 ~ Start with one.
It’s ok to make a list of the hundred things you want to accomplish this year but start with just one. Focus on that one goal until it’s completely done, and then move on to the next.
Tip No. 5 ~ Surround yourself with positive people.
There’s nothing worse than having negative Nancies around you when you’re trying to stretch yourself and do things you’ve never done. Surround yourself with people who will motivate you, encourage you, and cheer you on along the way. If you’re hanging out with people who drain you of your positive vibes, it’s time to trim those branches.
Tip No. 6 ~ Start implementing one new habit each month.
Creating small wins for yourself can be a huge motivation to keep going towards those bigger goals. Make a list of positive habits you would like to start implementing this year and start with the one you’re most excited about or feel you need to work on the most.
You can use our free habit tracker to help you stay on top of it. Just click the photo below to download your free tracker!
Write down your goals, make a list of what you need to do in order to accomplish those goals, start with the hardest step, keep moving forward!
Tip No. 8 ~ Write your goals down as affirmations.
Start seeing yourself as already have accomplished your goals by writing them down in the present tense, affirmation form. Form: I (the goal you’ve accomplished) so that (reason for wanting to accomplish this goal). Example: I drink 64 ounces of lemon water each day so that I go throughout my day feeling energized and healthy.
Writing down goals in this way makes you more likely to accomplish them because you can see yourself as already have accomplished them.
Tip No. 9 ~ Make your goals a part of your daily schedule.
Pencil the steps needed to take towards accomplishing your goals, as appointments you need to keep. Set a specific time to work on them or a specific part of the day. For instance, you can either set from 11 am-12 pm to work on it. Or you can say every morning, afternoon, or evening I will work on this one goal.
Tip No. 10 ~ Get an accountability buddy and a reward system in place.
Tell a close friend of yours what your goal is and ask her to hold you accountable for it. If you accomplish your goal, see to it that you reward yourself with something that compliments that goal. For instance, you have a goal to declutter your kitchen. You accomplish your goal and reward yourself by getting a cabinet shelf that will help keep your dishes organized within your cabinets.
Well, those are my top 10 tips on how to accomplish your goals. I hope you enjoyed them and will put them to good use this year and let me know in the comments below what your first goal will be!