25 Jan Go For It! 5 Ways to Stay Self-Motivated
As we close in on the end of the first month of the year, it’s time to get serious about accomplishing our goals! A great motto you can start to take on for yourself is “Go For It!”
This year, I encourage you to dream big and be as productive as you can be. Don’t let anything stop you! I’ve come up with a few tips for you to begin to reach your personal milestones. Whether you want to make more sales, reach more customers, get more exercise, or simply be more productive, here’s how to do it!
Get a Planner
Goals remain in your head – and only in your head – until you write them down. If you don’t have one already, head to Target and grab a 2016 agenda.
Some agendas are laid out by the week and have hourly time slots for each day. Each Sunday, sit down and write your weekly plan in your agenda. Be specific. Schedule a product party on Friday at 8:00 or go to the gym at 4:00 on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Then, check off each task as you complete it. This will provide you with a visual confirmation that you are on the right track!
Create Reasonable Goals
With your new planner, you may be tempted to set over-the-top goals for yourself. The reality is, the bigger the goal, the harder it is to reach it.
Start at a reasonable pace. Perhaps you are a sales consultant for a company and you want to reach out to 100 new people. Set achievable goals for yourself. Reach out to 20 new people every two days instead of trying to reach 100 people at once. Maybe you are trying to get more exercise. Start with 20 minutes on the treadmill instead of an hour.
Don’t bite off more than you can chew!
Make Reaching Your Goals a Habit
Sometimes reaching goals is about altering your daily routine. If you want to complete a 20 page manuscript this semester, make it a habit to write each night before bed. Do you have any free time during the day? Turn that free time into productive time. Don’t be random – following a routine will help ensure that you are working towards your goal.
Don’t forget to incorporate these habits into your planner!
Record Your Progress
If you’re striving to reach your goals, and you’re not seeing any visual progress, you might give up on them. Dedicate a white board in your office to your monthly or annual sales goals. Either record the sales you’ve already made, or write a sales goal and place a check mark next to each goal made. If you’re trying to lose weight, take photos of yourself each week while you’re working out or dieting.
Having these visual accomplishments will keep you motivated and on the right track.
Don’t Get Discouraged
Although creating new goals can be very exciting, we tend to get discouraged if we don’t see progress right away. Understand that success takes time, and if you keep pushing, you will get there! Make yourself accountable for these goals, and don’t give up! Use your peers as a support system, and go for it!
If you need help sticking to your goals and moving forward, contact me for a for a complimentary Get on Track Conversation. We will talk about your Dreams and Goals and in just 30 short minutes, I will help you get on track towards accomplishing the most important one you have. Schedule your call here.