3 No Brainer Ways to Hit Your Goals
Updated: Sep 7, 2020
Whether you're in the market to set new goals or already have goals in place, apply these methods to propel you into completion. I promise, you won't regret it.
1. Set the Right Goals
If you keep missing the mark on your goals, it's highly likely you're not setting the right ones! Do your goals align with what's attainable for you? If you want to lose weight, but set a goal to lose 100 pounds in May....you're not setting the right goal. Your desire is there no doubt, but the simple reality is - that's not going to happen. From the setting of the goal, you were destined to fail. A better fitting goal is 2 lbs per week for a total of 8 lbs lost in May. Setting the right goals requires realism. Your goals should fit y-o-u. They should align with what you want and reflect the actual time it's going to take to get there.
2. Make the Process Fun
If the journey to your goal includes a long process of tasks that you loathe in situations you can't stand - it's highly likely you're not going to make it to the finish line. There are many routes towards the same goal, so why not choose the one that's most enjoyable for you? If you're looking to lose 8 lbs in May through exercise, the challenge is to choose the type of exercise that is the most appealing to you. Believe it or not, there is likely a type or style of exercise that will be more fun to you than all others. It's a funny thing how we naturally select the least desirable path to our goals almost immediately. Stop that. Pause, look at your options to get to your goals and select the one that's most appealing! Add in fun as you go. If you're looking to grow your social media following and need to spend an hour on that every day, why not play your favorite soundtrack each hour when you sit down to tackle it? Is it possible that when you prepare to put in the hard work towards your goal, you attach something fun and enjoyable to the task? Increase the fun and you'll increase your success rate.
3. Share Your Goals With Others
By telling someone else your goals you're 65% more likely to hit them. If you build in a weekly goal check-in with your people, you're 95% more likely to reach them. Honestly, enough said. Sharing your goals with others implies you're serious about them and you want the best chance at reaching them. Having others involved in your goals gives you accountability and support. Commit to yourself first, then share your commitment with others.
There you have it. 3 simple strategies to help you hit your goals. Start simple, be strategic and have fun.
Crushing goals day by day,
(self-awareness is a great place to start. find your biggest strengths in 10 minutes, click here)
*American Society of Training & Development