By Manpreet Dhillon
We all start with great intentions of what we want to achieve and how we want to achieve. We have the goal in mind and we might even have the plan in place. So why is it that a few months into the year, we are not even thinking about our goal anymore?
Unless we have a particular reason of why we want to achieve the goal, it will be difficult for us to stay motivated. We usually need a reason outside ourselves in order to fully actualize any of our goals. Many of us inherently are more willing to do things for other people before we are willing to do things for ourselves. We need motivation and inspiration based on people we love or how we are going to change something in the world that bothers us to the core, in order to continue on the pathway to our goals.
On a scale of 1-10, how can you stay inspired and motivated to achieve your goal? These questions below will support you in setting and achieving your goals.
First of all clearly define what is that you want to achieve.
Why do you want to achieve this goal? How will it make you feel to reach this goal?
What are the steps that you will take in order to achieve this goal?
How will you stay accountable? Who can you keep you on track? Who will check in with you while you are working towards this goal? Do you have a coach, mentor, colleague, or someone else you trust that you know will take a stand for you to ensure you meet your goals? You must check in with your
accountability partner honestly and being open to being asked why you didn’t do what you said you would.
It is good to place your goals in a visible place so that you are constantly reminded of what it is that you want to create in your life.
Manpreet Dhillon is co-founder of Be Your Own Best Friend. She wears another hat as a Freedom Catalyst.
Visit her at www.manpreetdhillon.com