It’s the beginning of the year and many of us will have set goals highlighting the things we want to achieve before of the year.
Some of us are still setting while some are just going to set them. However, the problem is not in setting goals, it in is the actualisation of those goals. These are few tricks that will help your goals succeed this year.
Stick them to your wall. That means you will have to get them written down. Write down your goals then paste them on your wall, wardrobe or any part of your room where you will see them regularly. This will help to constantly remind you of what you are supposed to achieve.
Divide the goals into phases. Aside writing down your goals, you should write down how you want to measure the level of success of each one at each point. They should be in phases, so you can give yourself little credits each time you achieve a part of it or when you are starting to lag behind. For example, if your goal is to start a business. The first phase might be to write the business plan, the second; to register the business, the third; to get investors and the fourth; to get the business running. That way, you will get more fired up after completing each phase to go all the way and achieve everything.
Get an accountability partner. Get someone who also has big goals and is serious about achieving them or just someone you have respect for. Agree to tell the person your goals and he/she will keep asking about the progress of each and hold you accountable if you are getting slack or lagging behind. The fact that you don’t want to look stupid or lazy in from of the person will make you want to get out of bed and achieve them.
Written by Iyebiye Olawuyi