Put your goals back on track

I am an unashamed goal-setter.

Some people don’t like to call them goals so call them whatever you like. I like to think about them as things you want to be, do or achieve.

I’ve been setting and achieving goals for 16 years so I have just a small amount of experience in this area.

It’s easier to keep going with your goals if you start building up some momentum, no matter how slow.

At some point along the way, it’s very normal for people to want to just throw in the towel because they think it’s too hard to go after their goals.

If you can relate, that’s usually the point when you’re just about to get a breakthrough but only if you do these 3 things:

1. Look through your goals list and note down your achievements

Recognising your achievements makes you feel like a winner. Even if you only achieved part of a goal, you’re still streaks ahead of where you’d be if you didn’t do anything.

E.g. If you had on your list to get your entire home organised and you managed to do two rooms, you may feel demotivated. Don’t – you have two organised rooms!

(Some months we just have to tell ourselves “I survived – go me!”)

2. Ask for the necessary help

This is a big one and very difficult for a lot of us women.

I’ll confess – I also hate asking for help but it’s often necessary. It helps get you out of the “I can do it all myself” mentality and best of all, it propels you forward.

One year, I had a blogging goal on my list that I’d made absolutely no headway on for 8 months so decided to hire a blog coach. Best thing I did because I had objective feedback from someone who knew more than I did. There really is no shame in asking for help.

3. When you do start making progress, celebrate

Celebrate the small wins as well as the big wins.

Non-fiction is not my favourite type of reading but I do want to learn about some topics so sometimes I’ll set a non-fiction reading goal (a specific book for the month) and then celebrate by reading a totally frivolous book purely for fun straight afterwards.

There are also ways to constructively celebrate bigger wins. One year I promised myself new photos for my website once I’d lost some weight. I needed to get the photos done anyway but this was some good motivation to get the weight moving in the right direction.

Doing these three things will start giving you momentum again and put you in a place of progress.

And when you keep steadily on, you’ll be sure to put your goals back on track.

Your action steps

1. Be brave and choose just 3 things that you still want to accomplish this year
2. Ask for help
3. Tell yourself you’re awesome!
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