Are you on track to achieving your New Year goals? With the first month of 2018 gone, it’s time to buckle down and join the 8 percent of individuals who achieve their desired goal, according to research by the University of Scranton.
The new year has just begun. So, you may still be on track with the goals you have set for yourself. However, for those who may have fallen off the wagon, here are some tips to get back on and ride to the finish line.
Re-write Your Goals
Although you may have already written down your goals, jotting them down again will reinforce the aims you’ve set for yourself. As a result, you will stay focused or refocus on what you want to accomplish this year.
Manage Your Time
I know life is busy and “plates are full,” but to achieve your goals it is necessary to create a time management system. An excellent way to approach this is via the quadrant time management system. This system will allow you to separate your daily activities into four quadrants based on importance and urgency. Remember, you cannot achieve your goals if you’re merely wasting time.
Break It Down
Create milestones for the overall goal. Trying to tackle your goal as a whole can be overwhelming. So, to further your progress, break down your goals into achievable milestones. Therefore, when you conquer that benchmark, you become even more motivated to keep going. Before you know it, you will have achieved your goals!
Analyze. Analyze. Analyze.
Conducting an analysis is plays a crucial role when striving to achieve a goal. To stay focused and motivated, you should assess your progress through a daily analysis. How will you know how well you are doing or how close you are to achieving your goals if you don’t analyze your progress? By using a spreadsheet, your phone, laptop or journal, you can keep track with your goals. In doing so, you can assess what tasks you need to do and what you need to discontinue.
So, let’s get those wagon wheels rolling!