Most of us enjoy setting goals and work towards achieving them. In fact, there is a high chance that you set five or ten goals in January. But have you achieved all of them?
The reality is that most people don’t achieve their goals because they lose focus along the way. If you’re one of them, here are some strategies that might help.
Make your goals more visible
It’s undeniable that goals are intangible. However, when you write them down on a piece of paper, notebook, or spreadsheet, you make them more visible. But don’t stop there.
Place them where you can see them regularly. For instance, keep them in a single file on your PC or in a location you visit at least once a week.
Also, make sure you can see your progress and the next steps as you look at your goals. That way, you can see what to add or remove from your list of actions.
Simplicity is golden
It’s natural to want to achieve many things. But setting too many goals to achieve can adversely affect your focus. The wise strategy is to focus on the top five first.
So, simplify your strategies by concentrating on a few. After achieving them, you can take the rest. If you experience difficulty choosing goals to focus on, pick those that feel thrilling and seem achievable within the medium term.
Refresh your goals
Sometimes, you can achieve your goals after a few weeks. In most cases, such goals are not pushy enough. You may also have goals that can be extremely difficult to achieve. For instance, you may plan to build a side business to increase your income only to get a full-time job that eats into your free time.
When that happens, don’t beat yourself up. Instead, redefine your goals and find ways new ways to achieve them.
Whether you want to be more productive at work or just looking to boost your personal growth, setting goals is just the tip of the iceberg. You need to make your goals more visible, simple and develop a habit of redefining them regularly.
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