It's that time of year .... the season for setting goals and I’ve got something that will help you turn them into reality!
It's a checklist that will help you to stay on-track, no matter what goals you have in mind.
10 Steps to Conquering Your Goals
1. FOCUS & DECIDE.
Instead of choosing several goals to work on all at the same time, harness all that energy and focus it towards just 1 or 2 main goals.
2. PICK THE GOAL WITH YOUR BIGGEST WHY.
This should be the goal that you feel most emotionally connected to and you'll have a STRONG REASON for choosing it. Something like "I want to have the energy to be able to play with my kids.” can be a pretty big reason!
It’s your “WHY” that will help keep you going, so it has to be a good one.
Commit the right amount of resources (time, energy, and focus) to make your goal a reality. Treat it like anything else important in your life - because it absolutely IS!
4. MAKE A PLAN.
Every Sunday, set aside 15-30 minutes to plan out your week and make sure you have what you need on-hand and ready to go.
Then, every night take 3-5 minutes to make sure you’re on track for the next day. This can make a HUGE difference!
5. TAKE ACTION.
This is actually the MOST IMPORTANT STEP of all. You won’t reach your goals without consistent action. Do something daily that will move you closer to your goal.
6. GET SUPPORT & ACCOUNTABILITY.
Tell trusted friends and family members what you’re working towards. Consider working with an experienced coach who will help you get (and stay) on-track with a proven programme.
With someone in your corner, when you have a “win” or a setback, you have someone to share it with. That will help spur your motivation to keep you moving forward.
7. SET DEADLINES.
Don’t skip this! Without having a specific date (or milestone dates) to aim for, you don’t have any URGENCY to take action. When you feel a clock ticking down towards your goals, it will help you light that fire of motivation.
8. GIVE YOURSELF A REWARD.
When you meet milestones on the way towards your goals, reward yourself with a healthy payoff! New shoes (this isn't just me, is it?!), workout gear, a book, or a massage are great choices.
9. MANAGE EXPECTATIONS.
Making changes and going after goals can take time and effort. Be patient and prepared to stay the course!
Give your plan time to work … and know that some days will be easier than others.
Just keep repeating step 5 .,, and keep taking action.
10. RE-EVALUATE. Do a quick evaluation of where you’re at every few weeks:
Are you killing it and staying on track? (woohoo!)
Or, are you following the plan?
Or, are you following the plan and it’s not working?
What (if anything) needs to change?
This is where a coach can make a big difference - because they have an experienced, big-picture view of your goals and can help you accelerate your results.
Do you need help in setting your goals, or would you like some support and additional accountability. Maybe I can help! Get in touch here and let's have that initial conversation!