You've got a lot on your plate. You're a busy student, working or newbie entrepreneur or an individual that's simply trying to make some positive changes in your life. You find yourself stuck at times, and unable to figure out "where to start," or how to create a plan for your life and/or business.
How many times have you written the same New Year's Resolutions over and over again, to get to the end of the year to find that you still haven't reached your goals?
Forget New Years Resolutions, how many times have you said you're going to do something but didn’t get around to it?
Each year around November and December we start whipping out the journals and list out the goals we want to achieve.
Problem is, New Year's Resolutions don’t work, and neither do thoughts and dreams, with a plan. And no, our lives don't have to be outlined down to the second, but if there's something in your life that you absolutely, unequivocally can't live without, or can’t stop thinking about, then you owe it to yourself to create a plan to get it.
So what are you to do?
Here's a secret: You can make your dream a reality and achieve your goals if and only if you do something very simple…take petit (little or small) step steps toward them every single day. Here are a few effective ways to ramp up and achieve more of your goals this month.
Focus on One to Three goals at a time
You know that you get overwhelmed and suffer from shiny object syndrome. Before you even think about the actions of the goal(s), realize that you must narrow down your focus if you want to achieve maximum results. Deepen your intentions and focus on one to three goals per year, and throughout the month.
Take some time to truly envision the results you seek and prioritize which goal comes first. You should be able to narrow down the high priority goals from the low priority. The high priority goals are essentially the ones that keep you up at night. They also stir up the most emotion when you think of them.
Do this and you will be doing yourself a favor later. Overwhelm anyone?
Know Your Why
Your why is just as important as the goal itself. Without your why, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. Your neglecting the engine that moves your goal forward.
'Think of your why as the gasoline and your goal as the fire…when the two combine there's an explosion!
You want that kind of energy behind your goals. You want to feel alive and energized and driven to take on the obstacles and struggles that are sure to come. You need to utilize that energy on the days when you just don't feel like working on your goals.
The key here is to attach your goal to your why that is so profound that it will nag at you if you try to neglect it.
Breakdown your tasks
This is a biggie, and often times the most overlooked step in ramping up your goals.
It has been stated that one of the main reasons individuals set goals and don’t achieve them is their inability to break their goals down into chunks or categories that make the goals more manageable.
The three main categories I suggest are projects, Single Tasks, and Recurring Tasks.
Do this and you are sure to avoid overwhelm. this may sound like a no -brainer, but unfortunately many miss the importance of this simple step.
Schedule it In
To put it another way, once you have your category of tasks listed, put them in your calendar, day planner, Google calendar etc. etc.
Don’t just create yet another "to do" list with mountains of do's to do, but instead make your goals apart of your day. Or as the great Neville Goddard says, "live from your goals."
Over time those petit steps that you make throughout your day will turn into major milestones, then achievements. Take Petit Steps to Success everyday and you will reap the rewards from your hard work.
And remember to reward yourself for your efforts, no matter how bug or how small.
Of course these tips are just the beginning of setting and achieving your goals, but they provide a great start for individuals, newbie/working entrepreneurs, and students. The important thing to remember is that no one is perfect at achieving everything. We all fail, and fall short at times.
But the key is to experiment, and find the process or system that works best for you and your situation.
There are plenty of goal setting resources out there, but the FREE PSTS 30 Day Vision Plan (see below) will surely guide you for the next 30 days toward achieving your goal.
So if you're ready to take this year by storm and ramp up your goals this month and beyond, DOWNLOAD my FREE PSTS 30 Day Vision Plan. It will give you the framework and plan you need to keep your goal(s) on track and headed toward success!