If you’re trying to figure out how to stay focused on your goals, the following scenario may have happened to you. It’s New Year’s day. In the midst of all the celebration, you find it in you to set a goal that you are absolutely going to reach this year.
It goes a little something like this “2016 is going to be my year…”. Then, only a few weeks later, you’ve totally forgotten about your “resolution”. You then have no results! Sadly, this happens to a lot of entrepreneurs.
Think about all the different type of goals you might have. Health goals, bucket lists, and even life goals like getting more organized. I’ve let so many weeks, months, even years slip by before really acting on most of them.
That was before I realized that to be able to reach my goals, I needed to put focus and energy towards them. The number one reason you are not hitting your goals is because you have poor focus.
How To Stay Focused On Your Goals
Do you have a pen handy? If not, go grab one right now if you’re serious about the direction of your life.
If you’ve read “Think & Grow Rich”, as I recently have, you may already know how I’m going to show you how to change that right NOW:
- Write down what your goals are for this week, month and year
- Write down why you want to reach those goals.
- Write down what impact reaching these goals will have on people around you (and your clients/customers, if that is the case).
- Write down your plan of attack and get as specific as possible
Now, every morning, and possibly every night before bed, read that list that you made out loud. It will help your brain be wire in a way that will show you how to stay focused on your goals. It will also be a reminder for you to take action towards your goals. Before you know it, you’ll be reaching your goals in no time.
What Comes Next
Now, it may not happen the way you plan. The key is to keep your focus on them even if it is just reading your goals aloud ever day AND take action on the plan. It may sound simple, or even easy! But, the majority of people have not developed the habit of doing this.
You might even have to set alarms on your phone to force yourself to do it until it becomes habit. Keep in mind, that you may not necessarily hit your goals, but the effort means you will get closer than had you not.
If you need help, with setting goals, and daily intentions, click HERE.
I designed this free daily planner with the millennial mompreneur in mind. My own little brother has started using it every night. I believe the key to accomplishing a goal. Take a big action, have a plan, start small, stay focused and be consistent.
Finish the year out strong and do everything you can to figure out how to stay focused on your goals! Much success to you. Leave your experience in the comments and let me know how it goes!