I have a LOT of goals in my life right now. I’m SUPER good at making goals, and even writing them down. Where I lack is the follow through!
It’s easy to dream about all the amazing things you want to get done. It’s quite another thing to actually have the discipline to DO them.
I sat down a little while ago and came up with five ways that I could become more consistent with my own goals, and I figured that I’m not the only one with this problem, right?? Please tell me I’m not the only one!
Anyway, here are the five things I came up with!
1. Be sure to make S.M.A.R.T. goals. You don’t want to be doomed from the start! When you make goals, be sure they are goals that are (s)specific, (m)measurable, (a)attainable, (r)relevant, and (t)time bound.
For example, a goal you might have would be to lose 15 pounds. That might be a good goal, but it’s not a S.M.A.R.T. goal. A S.M.A.R.T goal would be I want to lose 15 pounds in the next two months.
2. Have a plan for each of your goals. Write it out in detail and break it down as much as possible to little tasks you can do each day. For example, with the weight loss goal, your plan could be that you are going to work out for 30 minute each day and follow a specific meal plan. Another daily task would be drinking 8 cups of water. Focus on those small goals and the victories you have each day instead of worrying too much about the long term goal.
3. Make a vision board. A vision board is a visual representation of your goals. Cut pictures out of a magazine or print them and pin them on a cork board. Keep it simple and put it some where that you can see it daily. I have mine in the kitchen. Other people see it, ask about it, and I am constantly reminded about my goals.
4. Have an accountability partner. Tell your spouse, your friend, your mentor, your parents, your church leader, ANYONE who will listen. Ask them to keep you accountable to these goals. It’s SUPER scary to put yourself out there like that, but it WILL increase your ability to reach your goals.
5. Stay consistent. You HAVE to realize that success will NOT happen overnight. We live in a now, now, now era, but if you want true success, you have to understand the fact that nothing worth having comes quickly. Patience and consistency are what will give you results and happiness in the long run. Whether it’s a physical goal, financial goal, personal goal, whatever it is, you have to stick with it for awhile if you want to see real results.
Those are my five tips! I would LOVE to hear your tips! And be sure to look back later this week for more info on exactly how I do my vision board!Share