Therefore, you excitedly declared some resolutions in January. How are you doing with your goals? Are you still as enthusiastic and excited as you were at the beginning of the year? Have you forgotten what you set out to do? Are you doing what you said you would begrudgingly?
If you answered the questions above and realized you are off track, lost focus of your goals. Here are some things you can do to regain your focus and enthusiasm.
- Take your larger goal and break it down into goals that are more manageable. Create 90 day, monthly, weekly and daily goals. A large goal at first glance is overwhelming, breaking it up helps make it manageable and easier to achieve.
- Looking at all, your goals decide on a “push goal”. Come up with the one goal that once reached will make the other goals possible. Thinking through a push goal will help set you up with the resources necessary to reach your goals.
- Remove the walls that are preventing you from reaching your goals. Make sure your goals are inspiring. Address the excuses that easily come up and distract you. Don’t let fear rob you of the possibility of reaching your goal. Make your goals a priority. Do what it takes to follow through on your commitment to reach your goals. Make sure you have a plan and deadline you are committed to.
- Develop daily habits around your goals. A habit is a behavior that has become nearly or completely automatic. Small actions done consistently over time have major impact in helping you reach your goals!
- Develop a disciplined character by acknowledging your weaknesses, have a clear plan and routine to follow, remove temptations, don’t give into feelings, being okay with discomfort, visualize the rewards down the road, understanding the growth process and recover from setbacks.
- Join a community. As part of a community, you will be more likely to stay focused on your goals when things get challenging and don’t go as expected.
It is common to loose focus on our goals as time goes on but it doesn’t have to be this way. We can finish strong!