As I sit here reviewing the goals I had set for 2016, I realize that I haven’t done as bad as I thought but I’m also not where I wanted to be at this time of 2016.
Instead of getting down on myself, I revamped and prioritized the goals I have yet to accomplish set then added action steps that’s going to help me gear up and get ready to knock those goals off of my list.
You’ve come to the last quarter of the year and you too have realized you’re not where you wanted to be by this part of the year. You’ve noticed that some of the goals you had or started have just be sitting in your journal or…I hate to say this.. in your mind (shakes), not completed.
Don’t fret, it’s not too late. As of today, you still have 69 days left in 2016 to accomplish the things you started but have yet to complete.
Here are 5 ways to ramp up your goal chasing and end 2016 with a bang!
Do you know where you envision yourself, your business or your relationship? Maybe you wanted to start a business but got overwhelmed by all of the info you started to intake from all of the ‘How To’s’ and branding experts on the web. It’s not too late to pick that dream up, dust it off, and START IT!
There’s no better time like the present to start doing the work. Get you a cute journal, pen, and cup of your favorite coffee or tea, and get to work. Start writing down YOUR vision. Be specific! Write down your goal from the what, how, and your why.
Example: I want to create a robot that will assist working mothers around the house. The robot will help with cleaning, organizing and whipping the kids in shape. I want to have the first prototype complete by Feb 1, 2017 and I am going to enlist my engineer friend,’ so and so’ and my scientist friend ‘so and so’ assist me with the this project. I want to do this because I am a working mother who understands the struggles of other working mothers and how much pressure having to do it all adds to life. This help working mothers relieve the pressure of having to do it all and free up time for them to enjoy their families. Even more important, this will be a product that working mothers can make a one-time investment in and have a lifetime of happiness.
Be as specific as possible, as detailed as possible and set actionable steps with deadlines. This exercise should be done no matter what your goal is.
Now that you know what your goals are for the remainder of the year. You’ve set your deadlines on when each goal/task should be completed. You’re ready to put a strategy in place that will set you up to be as successful as possible.
- Get out your calendar, and add your task/goals on the date in which you will complete them.
- Now schedule the time you’re going to use to work on those task.
- Block out blocks of time that you can use to focus solely on your goals and work on the task that you need to check off of your list.
Doing this will help you be intentional about your goals and the things you want to accomplish. It also helps you pre-plan for the time you’re going to need to work on your goals. No excuses about “not having time.” You’re just made time.
If you’re going to be an effective goal getter, you’re going to need energy and stamina to push through those hard times and for some long nights of working on accomplishing those goals. Ever heard the saying, ‘Get fit get rich?’ It holds some truth. Ask the most successful person if they could have done it without a strong health foundation and they’ll laugh at you. In order to get the type of transformational results you want, you have to be willing to transform into the person who is strong, mentally, physically and emotionally to do it.
Incorporating at least 30 minutes of fitness activity a day is a good start, especially if you’re not already a fitness buff like myself. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Take a walk (if the weather permits) after dinner. Take the kids to play at the park. Download a fitness app. However you do it, just do it. It will def be well worth it. You’ll notice the increase in energy and your ability to get things done. The mental clarity will help you make good decisions when chasing your goals. And before you know it, you’ll be a gym rate in no time!
If you’re going to be successful at this thing you’re going to need some motivational medicine. This is something a good book can help or some great mentors. For me it was a book that helped me kick the procrastination and excuses and be about action. ‘Do The Work’ by Steven Pressfield. I cannot tell you much this short book kicked me into overdrive to stop talking, reading, researching and searching and just start doing.
It also helps to find a good mentor or two, or three. It can be people who you look up to and admire that you know or someone you don’t know and they are your mentor in your head. I have several mentors that I know in person and even more that don’t yet know that they’re my mentor (in my head) lol. Mentors are people you can look too for advice, motivation, and to get that extra push you need to kick your goals task!
Do The Work
Now it gets simple and maybe hard at the same time…if that’s even possible. As an entrepreneur I can tell you that it is possible. Now it’s time for you to DO THE WORK! Be about that action! Make stuff happen! All of that. You have a clear view of your path for the rest of 2016, you have the steps you need to take and the tools you’ll need to get you through. You’re ready, go out and conquer the rest of 2016! Remember, it’s not how you start but how you finish and you’re ready to finish strong!
Don’t be caught out with an idea and nowhere to put it! Get your ‘KG Say’s’ Goaling Journal and always be prepared to WRITE IT DOWN!
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