The Best Way to Be Successful with Your Goals This 2019
It’s goal-setting season, and everyone either has a list of resolutions or is making one.
Without goals, we lack direction. Setting a goal is easy enough, but sometimes achieving it is a little more daunting.
If you’re here, you probably have some goals in mind. I’m here to help you check them off. I’m a big supporter of asking for help when you need it.
In fact, that’s one of the tips I have for you.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
Your relationship and network can play a huge role in supporting your goals.
There are many benefits to asking for help. Perhaps your goal is to start cooking, but you’ve no experience outside of binge-watching MasterChef. You could ask a friend or family member who cooks regularly for advice about classes, equipment, or videos/books.
Tapping into others’ cache of knowledge can give you a confidence boost, and you’ll have something to bond over! Ask someone who knows about your goals to hold you accountable for them. They can check in on your progress with you, and you can celebrate any small achievements together.
Set Realistic and Flexible Goals
Small achievements, you ask? Yes! Your goals don’t have to be huge.
If they are huge, take a step back and review them. Is your goal attainable? Is it thought out? Have you given consideration to how you are going to achieve it? Huge goals with no clear plan can be intimidating. You may find that it seems impossible to attain, and that’s just discouraging.
The best way to get around this is to break your goal down.
If your goal is to get fitter, it leaves room for interpretation. Be more specific. Make the goal to exercise once a day for thirty minutes. If you set a time each day, that’s even better. This way, you will know whether or not you have completed the goal with certainty.
Don’t be afraid if you haven’t! As the saying goes, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.” In certain circumstances, you may have to adjust your goal or deadline. Sometimes you might even need to pause or abandon them entirely. There’s nothing wrong with that.
Goals are there to propel us toward success. If it isn’t working for you, it might be time to change course.
Concentration and Commitment
Success takes relentless concentration. You have a million distractions trying to break that concentration — from television to social media. You’re going to have to master the art of protecting yourself from such distractions.
The best way is to make sure that you have a bigger perspective of the what and why. Do your short-term goals align with the long-term? Why do you have the goal in the first place? How will accomplishing it improve your life? Dig deep.
Reflect on goals daily and weekly. Set reminders. Give yourself a list of things not to do. Make sure that you’ve set accountability. Ultimately, you can set some stakes for yourself — rewards for accomplishing small achievements and punishments for missing them.
You’re more likely to achieve your goals if you know you have something worth persevering for. Your results vary depending on your commitment and understanding.
Consider getting visual in your goal setting — be it with a calendar or a mood board. Put your goals somewhere you will always see them, and you’ll constantly be encouraged to keep pushing forwards.
As for me and my goals? You can expect some wonderful new content from me every week. It’s over to you now; time to go out there and achieve your goals.
Did these tips help you? Which goals are you looking forward to completing most in 2019? Leave a comment and let me know!