Everyone has goals in their life that they want to achieve, and there are many ways to do it. I like having goals, ideas and aspirations, but sometimes I need to get a little bit more practical when it comes to achieving them.
Here are some easy ways to reach your goals.
I like writing a to-do list. Even the thought of crossing out things done gets me so excited that I want to achieve more goals. Make a list of all things that need to be completed to reach your goals and cross them out as you go. If it’s a long running goal each Saturday or Sunday write a list of what should be done during the week ahead.
2. Vision board
Another way to reach your goals is to create your own vision board. Fill it with all things, achievements and experiences you want and stick it somewhere you will be able to see it every day. Seeing is believing, girls. Use your vision board as the technique to reach your goals.
3. Small steps
You might know the end goal, but just the thought of achieving it can be a little frightening. Don’t forget that all big moves and achievements that have ever taken place are made up of lots of small steps. Start small, tackle those big daunting tasks and cope with one small step in the right direction at a time.
4. Be sure
Before you start achieving your goal, make sure that it’s a realistic goal and it’s really what you want. Sometimes we fail to reach our goals because we lose motivation and steam, this can happen because it was not something that we really wanted. Make sure that your goal isn’t only achievable, but that you actually want it.
Recently I recruited my best friend to help me stay on track with my goal. Each Saturday we meet for coffee and we run through with what I reached since we last met and what’s on my to-do list for the week ahead. It’s a great motivator to know that someone will be checking over things and a great excuse to have a good catch-up with your best friend once a week!
We can’t actually get to where we desire to go if we don’t know where we are going. So, one of the most important ways to reach your goals is to make a plan. Set both short term and long term goals and check up on yourself regularly to make sure that you’re still on track.
While you’re working towards your goals, reward yourself for making progress along the way. You have to decide when you will treat yourself. Recently I was working on a big project and after working hard most evenings I’d treat myself to brunch on Sunday morning and an absolutely work free afternoon!
8. The light ahead
If you’ve ever run a full marathon, you know how great it is to see a marker every now and again highlighting your progress and how far you should go until the finish line. Set yourself goals, mile stones that show you how far you’ve come and how far until you’ve succeeded in achieving your goals.
Give yourself have a chance and a plan, everything is possible! Do you know some other ways to reach goals? Share your thoughts, please!