How do you achieve your goals or bucket lists? Is it a vision board or a list you post where you can see it every day? Or is it in your head?
We are well into the New Year at this point and if you are not working daily on achieving the goals you set for this year, let this be your reminder. Get to it. No one else is going to do it for you.
Whether you are working off a goal for your business or a bucket list for your personal life, here are some suggestions to keep those goals top of mind and get them achieved.
- Write it down. I’m as guilty of this as anyone. I keep lists in my head or haphazardly write them in various places. Keep one list, separate it out into work and personal if you like, but keep everything in one place. Even if that list is on your phone.
- Review that list every day. Every. Single. Day. First thing in the morning seems to work for most people. Mid day for some. Still other find that reviewing the list as one of the last things they do at night gives them a sense of completion- you can review what you did that day to work toward each goal and think about what you need to do tomorrow to get even closer.
- Realize that goals or bucket lists may need to be adjusted as you go. If you had a goal to lose 20 pounds and you are almost there, then maybe you adjust that to also start training for a 5K. Analyze the goals every few months and see what adjustments need to be made.
- Visualize what will happen when you reach your goal- see yourself on the streets of Rome or driving that new car. Visualize what you will be able to do when you reach your sales goal, or how you will feel when you get that new job or finally get up in a hot air balloon. Seeing yourself reaching your goals helps make them more real, Sit down on a regular basis and see yourself there.
- Don’t give up. Frustrations set in, you forget to look at your list for months, you got off track. That’s fine. It happens. Just get back on track and start working on it again. Don’t write off something just because it doesn’t feel attainable at the moment. Take the next step, then the next one until it feels real again.
We have goals as a business then of course personal goals. It is a struggle to keep on track all the time. Sometimes I do great with the business goals and careen way off course on the personal ones. But I give myself a pep talk and a swift kick in the butt and get back on track. You can too.