Dreaming big and setting goals is an important part of personal growth. In fact, research by the Dominican University found that those who set goals were 33 per cent more successful than those who didn’t! But, with busy lives to contend with, hitting our goals can sometimes feel easier said than done.
In order to make sure this is the year you strike success, we’re here to help with our top tips for achieving your goals.
Aim high, but start your goals low.
It may sound so simple, but ensuring your goal is attainable is key to being able to successfully continue on your journey. Fill your targets with positivity, they should always be something you personally want to have or change in your life.
Looking at your goals as you would a work or study project can be a great way to help you break down the challenge into manageable tasks. Setting yourself smaller goals can be a motivating way to build up momentum and achieve your hopes and dreams, but be honest with yourself when it comes to setting the bar too low, or the goal too easily attainable - otherwise, you can feel unfulfilled when you achieve it.
Track your goal progress
Writing down your goals and plans is a really important way to maintain motivation. When you feel your focus declining, a physical place to turn which will remind you of what you hope to achieve is key to keeping you on track. The 2020 Enjoy Everyday A5 Diary is a clever tool which will not only help you to become more organised but it also has planning features to help you succeed at your goals, dreams and big projects. Alternatively, the compact 2020 Enjoy Everyday Diary in Dusky Pink is a more bag-friendly sized planner, packed with helpful goal-achieving tools. Both have the facility to monitor your progress on a weekly and monthly basis, allowing you to clearly see how far you’ve come and the exciting journey that lies ahead of you.
Maintain motivation throughout your goal journey
Adding measures to your goals allows you to quickly and easily see if you’re on track to hitting your targets. So, rather than saying you’re going to spend less time on social media, set a goal to say: ‘I am going to turn my phone off at 7 pm every night.’ With a definitive measure of success, you can easily see if you’ve hit your goal on a weekly or even daily timescale, which helps in keeping up motivation.
Celebrate your successes
Big or small, setting rewards will give you something enjoyable to aim for. This is especially important with long term goals, as it not only maintains motivation but also encourages you to check in on your progress and revise your path if necessary. Remember, it’s okay to make changes to your plan, as long as they support what you set out to do. Celebrating each step of the way not only builds your confidence, but it makes taking the next steps towards achieving your goal easier too. Don’t be afraid to treat yourself when the time is right!