You probably won’t hear this advice often about how to achieve your goals.
When we find ourselves saying, “I know what to do, but I just need to do it,” it may be a signal to reassess the goal.
Often the goals we make are created when we are fed up with our current circumstances. So they are big, bold, and exciting! However, if we don’t change our behaviors, even if we manage to reach the outcome, we likely will end up falling back into old habits.
Many will insist that we need to be more motivated, or push ourselves harder. However, my thought is that we gain much more long-term growth by shrinking our goals to something more manageable. This gives us the ability to achieve the goals, create a solid foundation, and then move onto the next goal.
Here is some advice on how to change your goal setting:
“Post consistently on social media” becomes “write for 10 minutes 2-3 times per week.”
“Make x $$” becomes “connect with x number of people.”
“Lose x pounds” becomes “work out five days per week.”
You might find this video helpful to review more advice on goal setting.
We then create a behavior pattern that we can expand on going forward. This takes us where we want to go and keeps us there. This is much of the work I do with clients in my In Flow package.
If you feel like you are consistently not meeting your goal, consider shifting it to something smaller and more specific to what you can control. This may help cultivate the confidence to take on the next, larger goal.
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