Take some time to select the goals that are most important to you. If you are new to goal setting, start off with a few goals that you know are reasonably feasible for you to achieve. Push yourself, but don’t be unrealistic.
WORKING ON YOUR GOALS
Once you select a goal, break down what it will take daily, or multiple times per week, to achieve the goal. For instance, if you want to learn how to do handstands, pick a time frame, like six weeks. Decide how many days each week and how many times each day you need to practice handstands to become a Pro by the end of those six weeks.
EXAMPLE: Set Goal Plus to remind you to do five, one-minute, progressive wall stands each day on Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat, and Sun.
Have your friends or someone you respect (Teacher or Mentor) hold you accountable. When you start your goals, let them know how you plan on achieving them, how many days per week, times per day, etc. that you will be working on your goal. Check in with them daily on your progress.
TIP: Share your daily goals list in Goal Plus to social media so your friends can see your daily progress. Commit to sharing your progress, so you have the motivation to work hard every day. Naturally, you don’t want to share non-completed daily goals!
COMMITMENT IS KEY
Commitment! Commitment! Commitment! The KEY is to stay committed to your life goals. YOU know what your best looks like; don’t sell yourself short. How hard are you pushing yourself when nobody is watching? Set goals that will challenge you to get to where you want to be, but do not set short-term goals you can’t commit to. At the end of the day, you are only hurting yourself by not staying committed. You will only convince your subconscious mind that it is okay to skip or miss out on activities that accomplish goals. The KEY to success is commitment!
Being grateful is essential to bringing more good things to your life. Practice being thankful for your healthy mind and body that gives you the ability to complete your daily goal tasks that will ultimately lead to success. When you wake up in the morning, take a moment to be grateful for the opportunity to seize a new day, then, also take some time at night to be grateful for the strength that helped you accomplish your goals. If you are not already taking the time to be grateful on a daily basis, take two minutes per day, and practice them with sincerity until they become a habit and your life will change. Form good habits and become their slave.
Tip: Add self -gratitude to your daily goal list. Do not miss this one!
DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP
We all have days that not every goal-related task gets accomplished. When this happens, don’t be too hard on yourself. At times like these, however, it is essential that we take the time to self-reflect and ask ourselves why we were unable to accomplish that task. Don’t make excuses! Be honest with yourself. Was there an emergency or an event that kept you from completing the task? What could you have done to rearrange your day to do the task at a different time? How can you avoid missing goal tasks in the future? Can you make up your missed task tomorrow so you can get completely back on track? These are all questions you and only you can answer honestly. Bottom line: when you miss goal tasks, don’t be too hard on yourself, but make sure to hold yourself accountable by asking the questions that will get to the bottom of why you were not able to complete the task.
Tip: If you are sincere about accomplishing goals, you will not mark unaccomplished tasks completed. Stay true to yourself if you really want to succeed.
TAKING A DAY OFF
It is essential that you take one day a week off from your goal tasks. A break will give you the time to reflect on the progress of your goals, as well as the rest your mind and body needs to be able to continue effectively executing the tasks you have outlined for your week ahead. Not taking at least one out of seven days off can eventually lead to a point where you become “burned out” or lose focus. Take your time to rest, refocus, and feel good about the six days of tasks you just accomplished.
At the end of the day, when you share your 100 percent-completed daily goals list, you will feel great about accomplishing all of your goal-related tasks. Build on that daily feeling of accomplishment and you will find yourself developing a positive winning attitude. Achieving goals is cause for rewarding your efforts. Celebrate your success! You deserve it!
When the day comes that you have completed your final task or exercise and have accomplished the long-term goal you set forth to achieve, it is time to celebrate the realization of your achievement by doing something you love. The more goals you achieve, the more you celebrate, and the more you start doing the things you love to do. When you realize that you are constantly doing things you love to do, you will realize that YOU are living a life of fulfillment.