You can achieve your goals! Here are four tips to help you set your goals, plan to reach them, and succeed.
1) Start small and focused.
Don’t set 100 goals for yourself or you’ll get overwhelmed first. Choose just a couple. Once you’ve accomplished those or made them a habit, then set more.
2) Know your motivations.
When you list your goals, beside each one, list the reasons you want to achieve the goal and why it matters. Think about what your life will be like, or how your business will change, as you accomplish those goals.
3) Make a plan.
First, note what steps are required to reach your goal and break it down into a checklist of smaller steps you need to take to complete the big goal. Second, schedule your goals in. Use a planner or calendar to stay on top of what you need to be doing. For daily goals, I try to get the most important things done in the morning so they’re finished and before the day gets crazy and things start to come up.
4) Reward yourself!
Take time to acknowledge each goal you complete. Even if it’s as small as responding to all pending emails, getting your kitchen clean, finishing a meal plan for the week, or packing up one custom order to ship. Celebrate every goal or step towards your goal that you accomplish. Realize that you’ve completed something and you deserve to feel happy (no matter how many other things you’ve got left on your list!).