Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must
fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.
There is no other route to success.
~Stephen A. Brennan~
Do you have goals for your life and business?
I'm sure you do. Are you achieving any of your goals?
Even when you've set a "good" goal - you can run into some
challenges along the way... namely, motivation. Without motivation,
even the most ambitious person will get sidetracked. Here are the strategies that
will keep you on track to achieving your goals:
Write it down
It's one thing to set a goal and yet another to write it down.
You're making a step towards committing to your goal when
you write it down. I know it seems obvious, however, you'd be
surprised at how many individuals
don't complete this step.
Determine what achieving this goal will do for you
Give life to your goals. Write down what it will mean or what it
will do for you to achieve this goal. Visualize it and write it down.
Place yourself in the moment. This is also a key to manifesting
Focus on success.
Being overcome by negative thoughts or "what if" scenarios can spell
disaster, even death, to your goals. When you start out by finding a
million ways why your plans won't work, your energy is getting diverted
to dealing with failure that hasn't even happened!
Instead of funneling your time and resources into negative thoughts and
processes, make the decision that you're not going to entertain any
ideas of failure. If it happens, it happens. You don't have to spend
your precious resources worrying about it now.
"What you focus on expands." ~ Author unknown
Chart your progress.
A great motivation is to create a visual graphic to represent your
progress towards your goal. Think of those thermometers that elementary
schools place outside on a busy road, measuring how close they are to
achieving their fund-raising goal for the new community pool or
library. A similar, physical chart that you can update with progress
will do wonders to keep your attention focused.
When you're doing this step, think outside the box. If you're trying to
spend more time at the gym, why not post a map of the US on your wall,
and draw an inch from one coast to the other for each hour you spend on
the treadmill? Visual reminders are fun ways to keep your goals in the
forefront of your mind.
Don't be afraid to ask for help or turn to an expert for advice.
Some individuals feel guilty about asking for help or admitting that they
need help. Or you may think that you need to do everything on your own.
Nothing could be further from the truth! Alcoholics Anonymous has
sponsors, Michael Phelps has a coach, and Jack Welch had an advisory
board. No one has to be alone in their goal-setting efforts. Trying to
eat healthier? Nutritionists will help you fine-tune your diet. Working
out to get fit? Trainers will help you find the most effective
exercises to achieve your physical goals. Trying to get clear on your
vision, goals and stay focused or maybe even get unstuck? Coaches such
myself can assist you in this area.
There are business mentors and coaches who can help you figure out social
media, launch a new information product, create action plans, stay
focused, streamline your finances etc.. You can also find tons of
books, videos, and websites to help you reach your goal, no matter what
your goal happens to be. Don't go it alone. You also need an
accountability partner. Many times this is the missing piece.
Need more support in setting and/or achieving your goals? I invite you to
contact me for a complimentary life and business breakthrough strategy
session. Where I'll help you create a vision of where you'd like to go,
uncover some of the things that may be holding you back
and more. You'll leave our session re-energized, empowered and more focused.
Send an email to info@RobinTramble.com put "Life and Business
Breakthrough strategy session" in the subject area.
Someone will contact you to set up your session with me.
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