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3 Tips for Sticking to Your Goals

We all want to become better people which causes us to strive for that every day, but more often than not we find ourselves in the same spot, not moving forward the way we want. We struggle to figure out why we haven’t achieved our goals.   What went wrong?   I think you will agree that change is hard.   For anyone to realize their goals, they must learn how to stick to them. Below are some tips that can help you stick to your goals and achieve them.

Set The Right Kind of Goals

The first step of sticking to your goals and achieving them is by setting the right kind of goals. Create SMART goals, goals which are:

Specific

Measurable

Accurate

Realistic 

Timely.

Suppose you want to lose weight.  You set your goal to lose 5 pounds in the first ten days.  That goal is measurable and specific, but it is not realistic. You will push yourself too hard to achieve it and most likely fail.   How do you feel after that?  Like a failure and you may even quit trying to lose weight.

If you set realistic goals, you will be able to stick to them and progress will be evident. Where progress is evident there is motivation and you keep realizing even more goals.

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Prioritize Your Goals

The only way of doing it is by doing it now, not later. Do not procrastinate when it comes to achieving your goals. If you have your priorities upside down, then you will not stick to your goals and consequently you cannot achieve them.

If you prioritize your goals, then you will know what to do and when to do it. If your goal is to work out in the morning, do not hit the snooze button, wake up and hit the gym.

Put Reminders in Place and Believe in Yourself

Sometimes, our attention as human beings tends to wander off from our goals. To help yourself stick to your goals, put reminders in place. This will remind you that you have some goals to achieve keeping you focused.  There have been times that I have absolutely covered my bathroom mirror by writing my goals on it, boldly, with a red marker.  Every time I walked into the bathroom I was reminded of them.  As I brushed my teeth each day, I read all of my goals.  Now, you might not want to do something so drastic, but find a way to put them some place bold where you will be reminded.

Most important, believe that you can do it!  Eliminate any doubts that you may have.  Believe in yourself.  If you have doubts about achieving your goals, then you will struggle to find the appropriate motivation to stick to them.  Believing in yourself gives you confidence that you can actually achieve them and that you are in control.

You can only achieve your goals if you stick to them.

Follow these tips to help you set SMART goals and achieve them.  I am cheering for your success.

Let me know how you are doing with the goals you set for this year.

Have an awesome day!

Regina Bergman (aka The Instigator)

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