We’re excited to introduce you to award winning guest blogger @howtomakefriends_ . Learn how to plan goals in 5 easy steps.

If you are reading this, I am so excited you are ready to achieve your goals. Whether you have had some new ideas that you are ready to get started on or whether you have some existing goals that you are finally ready to achieve, you can totally do this.

The secret to achieving goals is planning, consistency and being open-minded to change. If you can get specific about what you want to achieve and turn that into little things you can do every day, you will soon see big results.

It is important that you create your goals for you and for no one else. Your goals should make you want to jump out of bed, happily make lifestyle changes and be so desirable that you will do whatever it takes to reach success. Here you will find how to plan your goals in 5 easy steps.

5 steps: How to plan goals

Step 1: Get yourself a planner

A planner is everything when it comes to setting goals, I love The Busy Days Planner. Starting a new project with fresh stationery just brings a massive feel-good factor. I am a firm believer of physically writing down your goals and tracking them. There is something about bringing a pen to paper that makes your goals feel more real. It’s lovely to write down your progress, how you feel and any changes.

Step 2: Create goals that feel good in your heart

Only set goals that you truly desire and be intentional. Take some time away from the noise of life, sit comfortably and really get in tune with yourself. Create goals for your own success and not what others think you should be doing. Own who you are and try to be better every single day. Motivation never comes from comparison.

Step 3: Turn each goal into daily habits

The real secret to success is turning your goals into a lifestyle. You need to live, breathe and dream your goals every single day. Turn your big goals into small habits that you can easily achieve every day. Don’t get overwhelmed by the end goal, be present in today’s moment.

Step 4: Remind yourself of your why

Show up for your goals every single day with intention. Your why will be your biggest motivation in achieving your goals. Make decisions on what you desire, not on what you want temporarily now.

Step 5: Take action

Never give up on your dreams because they are taking too long. As detailed as you plan your goals, you can not plan for the unexpected. There will always be bumps in the road to success but you have the power to choose how you react to the things beyond your control. Don’t let little things hold you back, instead use them to take action in a slightly different direction.

Planning goals can be so much fun, check in daily and let your success do the talking. A really effective way of achieving goals is to not tell anyone about them and holding yourself solely accountable. Noise from others can throw you off your path, put you off and create doubts. Instead, take responsibility for your own achievement and remember no one else can do it for you. 

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