Most of us have embraced the tradition of making a new year resolution however one we get beyond February, there tends to be another tradition of most people not sticking to their resolution.
So what can we do to ensure that we set goals, commit to achieving them and then smash them?
The Right Goal
Choose a goal that you want to do, not that you think you should do. If you’re only doing it because you think you should, there’s no real motivation to achieve it, and you’ll only end up feeling guilty. Think about why you want it, and what positive outcomes it will give you. Make sure it excites you, and perhaps even scares you a little. It should be challenging!
Let’s Get Visual
Don’t let your goal out of your sight. Create a visual reminder of what you’re trying to achieve. Write it down and put it somewhere you will see it every day. Create a vision board to keep you motivated.
The Daily Grind
Break your goal down into small tasks that will combine to reach the bigger goal. What can you do every day that will help you work towards your end goal? If you can stick to completing these small daily tasks, it won’t seem so daunting and you’ll be less likely to get off track. You’ll be surprised how much difference the small things make, and the momentum you’ll create.
Ask For Help
Nobody likes to ask for help. We seem to think it makes us weak. But the truth is, most people can’t achieve big goals on their own. You wouldn’t build a house without an architect and a builder (unless you are one or both of those things, in which case, ignore this example).
If there is someone with the skills or connections you need but don’t have, ask them for help, whether that be advice, putting you in touch with someone, or lending their skills. People are usually happy to give you a hand.
Don’t Give Up
If you are really passionate about your goal, don’t ever give up. Failing is a part of life, and you will most likely fail along the way to your success. So don’t let it stop you from pushing forward, because the only way to never reach your goal is to stop trying.
Have your say: How do you ensure you always reach your goals?