You know the exhilarating feeling when you reach that finish line, hit that deadline, reach that goal weight, or accomplish that goal you set out a year ago to achieve? There is nothing like it, right? But the getting there, AHHH the obstacles you face to get there, to keep going when you want just to give up. What keeps you in the race? How can you stay in that race?
1. WRITE THEM DOWN.
It doesn’t matter the goal you have, write it out. Put it down on paper and make it visible. Hang it somewhere so that it is a daily reminder, have it on our desk so that you see it throughout the day, post that inspirational picture on the fridge, or in your wallet. Then, make an attainable and specific and achievable time frame for your goal. Be reasonable with yourself.
Having an accountability partner is also very useful because being accountable to yourself through lists and visualizes is key to success in reaching your goals. When you set an intention, say it out loud to a friend, a partner, or a co-worker. Let them know you want them to hold you accountable for the plans you have set. “The American Society of Training and Development found that people are 65 percent likely to meet a goal after committing to another person. Their chances of success increase to 95 percent when they build in ongoing meetings with their partners to check in on their progress.”, Wissman, Barrett. “An Accountability Partner Makes You Vastly More Likely to Succeed.” Entrepreneur. Web. March 28, 2018.
“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, keep moving forward.”
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
1. BE POSITIVE.
WE ARE WHAT WE THINK, AND WE BECOME WHO AND WHAT WE SURROUND OURSELVES WITH.
We are what we think, and we become what we surround ourselves with.
Having a positive attitude and surrounding yourself with positivity is vital in reaching goals. You must be in the right frame of mind to become successful. You will never reach your full potential with a negative mindset or surrounded by people that do not have your best interests at hand (insert accountability partner again). Have you ever been in a circle of friends or surrounded by co-workers and find yourself sucked into the negativity that they give off? Say your friends are always complaining about their spouse or kids, suddenly you seem to see the negative aspects over the positive in your spouse and kids. If your co-workers are continually talking about all the bad qualities your company possesses, suddenly all you see are the cons over the pros. You forget the reason you love your job in the first place. Go back to, you are, and become who you surround yourself with. The belief, “There are five types of people you want to surround yourself with; the inspired, the passionate, the motivated, the grateful, and the open-minded.” You will find that you become more like what you are around. Choose wisely.
Supportive, positive, and motivated friends will not only support you, keep you positive, and motivated, but will also mirror qualities that you need in yourself to be successful.
3. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
Do not stop until YOU are proud of yourself. No matter the goal or intention you have set, you ultimately have to live with the result. There is a reason you set out on this journey or plan, don’t forget why and what the outcome will bring you. Believe that you can, and you will succeed. Keep pushing yourself to do so. Pep talks, reminder notes, affirmations, manifest seeing yourself at that deadline. Do not give up until that manifestation is a reality.
Believe in yourself.