It takes work to organize yourself to make goals and to follow through. Setting goals and looking over them to make sure you are on the right track to achieving them can be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be out of reach. I’m going to outline some strategies that you can use to become more organized in regards to you setting goals and achieving them.
Setting Goals in 2013
- The first strategy is to set 1 to 3 goals out of different categories that will go well together. For example you can have one goal that is about getting physically fit and then another goal about getting your finances in order. Don’t just create a long list of goals that aren’t defined and don’t flow well together.
- Set up a reward system for successfully completing your goals. Each goal that you have set for yourself can have a reward for hitting certain milestones. If you don’t make a goal don’t beat yourself up about it or punish yourself. Focus on the positive consequence of finishing up a goal.
- The greatest obstacle to goal setting and organization is the lack of dedication. Make sure that you are 100% all in on your goals. Don’t set goals that are too far reaching or that don’t take into consideration your schedule and reality. When you set a goal give it your all to actually complete it in the time that you have specified.
- Make sure that you have a beginning and a end date for your goals. When the start date rolls around you should start on that date no matter what happens. If something comes up on your start date try your best to work around the unexpected delay and make adjustments as necessary but START on your specified start date.
- Continually track your progress and remind yourself of your achievements and milestones as you reach them. Use visual cues such as calendars, notes and anything else that will show you how far you have come in accomplishing your goal.
- Have a support system in place. When you make a goal let everyone know about it so that they can hold you accountable. This can be family, friends, or anyone else that wants to see you succeed. Let them know what scares you and what excites you about your goals. Lean on them for support when you need it. Ask for their feedback of how you are doing with accomplishing your goals. But don’t just be a taker, also give them support and guidance with their goals they have set also. Stay far away from negative people who just want to bring you down and keep you stuck like them.
I hope as you embark on this New Year that you will take the time to sit down and really map out 1 to 3 goals that will make a great impact on your life. Until next time…