2019 isn’t just going to be another year, it’s going to be YOUR year. This is going be the time you look back on and are proud of the moves you made towards your goals. It can be something as gargantuan as becoming the CEO of your favorite brand or as small as working on yourself. The size doesn’t matter, staying on track does. What’s the one achievement that you wish you started and stuck with? Everyone has that one goal they never reached because they lost track. This isn’t going to happen to you. I’m not going to let you regret getting off the path to your dreams. With years of experience coaching people to their goals under my belt, I know what needs to be done to make them a reality. You might not be able to reach them all at once but together, you will get moving in the right direction. Staying on track is the most important thing you can do when reaching for your goals. If you want to make sure that you don’t get distracted and miss your yearly goals, do the following.
Write Them Down
Why write your goal down? Because that helps you internalize it. Just the act of writing something down reinforces it in your mind. Writing down your goals on a simple sticky note and attaching that to your mirror will help you remember your objective every day. Don’t just stop at writing down the goal, write how you will get there and what steps you need to take to prepare. Sure, you could make a note on your phone or type it all up in a Google Doc but how often will you really look back at that? How many documents and notes do you have across your devices that you haven’t looked at since you typed them out the first time? Giving your goal a physical existence by writing it down makes it that much more real to you. Write everything from how to get there to what the final result is and you will find yourselves thinking of it often.
Create a Plan
You could have the easiest goal in the world in your sights but you’ll never achieve it if you don’t have a plan. The magnitude of your objective doesn’t matter, the plan is all that does. No one wakes up one day and wings their way into success. When Jeff Bezos created Amazon, he wasn’t just going in blind and seeing what happens. He crafted a plan and had it be his guide until he reached success. Taking the time to sit down, do the research, and formulate a game plan is one the best ways to lay out a path to stick too. Write the plan down for even greater impact. Every day you can wake up and look at the plan, knowing you are moving towards your goal. Planning is everything, so crafting a master plan is a must.
Set Short-term goals
You aren’t going to be an NFL quarterback by June, but you could train yourself into top shape by then. Setting short-term goals helps you on the path to success and staying on track towards your goals. Rome wasn’t built in a day, it was laid brick by brick. Setting short-term goals that you strive to achieve in a few days to a month will help you get to your goal faster and more efficiently. A small victory is still a victory, especially if you can use it as a stepping stone. Before you know it all those short-term goals will add up and you will find yourself at the goal. Don’t worry about how small the goal is, just get it done. Set one for the day or set one for three months, it will always pay off.
Work Every Day
Reaching for your goal isn’t a 9-5 job, it’s something you have to work at every day. You don’t need to have a goal to complete by the end of the day but as long as you accomplish something, you did well. Hard work pays off and will always add up at the end of the day. You might not have gotten closer to your goal but you are better than you were last week. Wake up ready to do something relating to your goals. Whether that’s researching how to get there, starting to network, or just giving yourself the time to prepare you will succeed. Remember what you do the same as everyone else doesn’t matter, it’s what you do that they don’t that matters.
If you need that extra push to stay on track, I’m here to help. I’ve coached countless people to their dreams and promise together we will make it. Your success is my goal and I’m willing to go above and beyond to get you there. Let’s take the journey and achieve the massive accomplishments you are dreaming of today. Contact me right away. To learn more about myself and reaching your dreams, read my blog.