If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know that I am a huge advocate of having monthly goals. I like to post them on the blog so that I can hold myself accountable. I’m an obliger (Take Gretchen Rubin’s quiz here to find out what your personality type is) so I need outer accountability to achieve my goals. For the last couple of months, I’ve been on the journey of learning more about myself & learning more about the best way to achieve my goals. So here are a couple of my top tips for achieving your goals.
- Make a list of everything that you want to achieve. Seriously write it out. It just feels more real when you have your goals in a list instead of having them all in your thoughts.
- Create a plan. It’s great that you have that goal, but how are you going to get there? For example, if your goal is to run a marathon, then a make a plan for how many miles you are going to run every single day. It’s great to be motivated & have goals, but you need to take the steps/actions to achieve those goals. This might be an obvious tip, but how often do you find yourself thinking, “oh wow, I would really like to start saving more money,” but then it doesn’t happen because you didn’t have a plan?
- Tell someone about your goals. This doesn’t work for everyone, but sometimes it helps to have someone cheering you on or someone who can hold you accountable for your goals. It’s even better if you have the same goal because you can both help each other achieve that goal.
- Visualization. I’m fascinated about learning more about visualization. It’s basically the principle that if you visualize yourself achieving that goal, it will help you achieve that goal. You can’t just visualize the goal though. You need to feel like you have already achieved the goal & act like the person that has already achieved the goal. Then you’ll take the steps to achieve your goals. The book that I am currently reading that explains this in more detail is called Breaking The Habit Of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza, if you are fascinated about this concept as well, I definitely recommend that book.
What are your goals for September? Leave me a comment below. Let’s inspire each other!