Goal-setting that ACTUALLY works
When was the last time you were feeling REAL ambitious & set a goal, but nothing ever came of it… no game plan, no effort, & no results.
YEPPPPP, I have been there. (Haven’t we all?!)
Our instant-gratification world makes us want results at the snap of a finger, but reaching our goals & visions is deeper than that, so if we give just a bit of thought to what we want & then expect it to come to fruition, we’ll be disappointed every dang time.
The beginning of the new year is coming quick & we’re really good at making goals for ourselves during this time, so let’s figure out a way to get over making great New Year’s resolutions that end up falling to the wayside by the middle of January. Ya with me here?
Let’s get this party started & crush some goals.
Set goals with MEANING.
Are your goals ACTUALLY inching you closer to the person you want to become? Know why you want to achieve something–it needs to mean something if you want yourself to be able to follow through with it. Make your goals based upon things that you really truly want for yourself.
Make them small & realistic.
Please for the love of chocolate chip cookies do not act like you’re going to become a star runner on your first week of training, a perfect Christian after one week of trying, etc etc etc. It’s gonna take time, so don’t make goals that are so big that you want to just jump to the finish line. Break them down. Give yourself time & ease into doing the things you want to begin doing. Big changes take small, consistent steps.
Be disciplined & track your progress.
You have a goal in mind & you really want to accomplish it. At some point, we gotta buckle down & just do it, right? How can you motivate yourself to stay strong and disciplined during the journey? Keep it in front of yo face by tracking your progress consistently. Make a sticky note & throw it on your mirror so that you can checkmark every day you inch towards your goal. If we don’t take pride in the small progressions we make, we won’t even make it to the big ones. Keep chugging along, create discipline in your life, & track your progress.
I challenge you to have 3 people in your life who know your goals & can get the scoop of how it’s going–both the struggles & triumphs. We aren’t meant to do big things alone, and chances are, someone in your life could also use an accountability partner. Be that for one another. You’ll achieve so much more than if you’re in it alone.
You might not succeed in the timeline you think you will. You might realize your goals aren’t exactly what God wants for you. You might miserably fail trying one thing. Don’t become your own enemy. You’re working towards something good. Be your own fan & celebrate every step.
I hope this gives you the tools & encouragement to chase amazing killer goals in the coming year. You got this.
Cheering you on always!