By Elena Zanfei
It’s so easy to get distracted while in pursuit of an important goal.
It seems that while every step ahead may get you closer to your destination, it also presents you with turning points, junctures, and new paths of “opportunity” (that are often distractions in disguise).
If you don’t keep your goals in the forefront of your mind and take discernible steps towards them, then invariably something shiny and alluring will knock you off track.
To eliminate the ‘shiny object’ syndrome, try these 4 easy strategies to keep moving in the right direction:
1. Write down your goals.
We’ve all heard this…but do we do it? Studies show that by writing your goals down, your chances of success increase exponentially. Putting your goals in writing makes them tangible and reminds you of what you are working toward. Place them where you can see them like around your computer monitor, on your bathroom mirror, or on your personal altar.
2. Align your daily choices with your goals.
Every day, pick one of your goals, and choose 3 things you can do that day to move toward your chosen destination. Put those three things on your “to-do” list, and don’t go to bed until you’ve accomplished them.
3. Share your goals with someone you trust.
Create accountability with those closest to you by simply sharing your goals with your friends and/or family. When you start to veer off track, they can help you through and keep you committed to the task that will lead to your desired results.
4. Set milestones of success.
Nothing is more frustrating than feeling like you are not making enough progress towards accomplishing a big goal. Set milestones of success where you can stop, celebrate and reward yourself for your accomplishments (most skip this step but it’s so very important to keep you going). But don’t sit for too long – get started again soon to keep up your momentum.
Every day, everything that you do is either moving you toward or away from your goals. Don’t let temptations, frustrations or the feeling of immediate gratification keep you from achieving what matters most. Keeping your goals top of mind will allow you to make the decisions that bring you the happiness and joy you desire and that will last a lifetime.
What steps will you take TOWARD your goals today?
To your goal achievement!!
P.S. Staying committed to doing the things that will bring your Vision forward can sometimes be challenging for all of us; life is truly filled with distractions. Unfortunately many allow life and conflicting directions to take them off course and then discouragement can set in. Staying the course is not easy but is so worth the effort. Start with a compelling VISION of what you are working towards and a strong WHY you want it, then take aligned daily actions towards it; you will soon find yourself ever closer to realizing your dreams.
If you don’t already have an inspiring Vision for your life and a compelling REASON for it I can help. I can guide you to it. It’s easy when we put our heads together.. I’m just a CLICK away 🙂
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