Achieving can be as simple as believing … and giving it a good solid crack. Think of the things in your life that you’ve not tried for fear of failing, now imagine if you’d believed you could and you did! Imagine all those things achieved.
It’s been said if you start the day as you mean to continue, and set yourself for achieving things right from the get-go, crossing things off your to do list will flow easily throughout the day. Apparently something as simple as making your bed each day can put you in “achievement mode“.
Quick Tips for Achieving Goals
and Smashing Your To-Do List:
1. Break your goals into smaller bite-sized chunks:
Goals are often abandoned because they are too big and too vague and eventually feel unachievable and overwhemling, break your goal down into smaller tasks that you easily cross off bits at time.
2. Commit time daily:
You don’t have to commit hours and hours each day towards accomplishing your goal, but you do have to focus. You’ll make great strides long term with smaller, regular calculated efforts.
3. Paint yourself into a corner:
Accountability is a great motivator. Tell others your plan and they’ll most definitely be interested in your progress and check in with you. Accountability will be a great motivator in overcoming any hurdles.
4.Write your goals down:
Having your goals written down makes them seem more real, and makes you feel more committed to achieving them, and the absolute best part is crossing them off when you’ve completed or achieved.
5. Review your goals and your progress weekly:
If you hit a roadblock or if progress slows assess and ask yourself “why” and adjust your approach accordingly… find out what is blocking your progress and how you can navigate around these roadblocks and hurdles and even ask yourself if the unachieved goals are still important to you.
6. More Accountability:
If possible, find a “goal buddy“, someone who’s got similar things on their to-do or to-achieve list. Having someone who’s happy to be a part of the journey and stick it out with you will make it easier and less daunting. Again accountability will help accomplish goals and “many hands make light work“
7. Reward yourself:
Who doesn’t love a good reward! To any goal or part of your project attach a specific reward … achieve it and reward yourself (rewards needn’t be huge).
8.Take time to enjoy success.
9. Perfection halts achieving.
Remember that there is no expectation the be perfect all the time, you will stumble, you will get side tracked and you will miss self imposed deadlines… but that’s okay. Don’t let a minor hiccup turn into a massive roadblock or dead end. Accept and acknowledge the hiccup and then move on.
If your goal is weight/fitness related remember you are human, and one little treat won’t completely derail you and unless you let it. But, more importantly remember that life is about more than crossing things off your ever growing to-do list… you don’t need to be constantly crossing things off your list.