“A goal properly set is halfway reached.”– Zig Ziglar
Accomplishing any goal is just 5 Easy Steps away:
1. Establish a definite date – Reverse-engineer your goals.
Set a completion date and work backwards. Ex. Set a goal for the end of the month and then set short term goals for each day through the month. This way you are setting short- and long-term goals and as you accomplish your short term goals, you’ll move one step closer to accomplishing your long term goal. Don’t forget to include personal development goals and off days.
2. Use a calendar
Take the goal you set for the end of the month and write that goal on the last day of the month. Then write down the short term goals for each day through the end of the month.
3. One at a time – Don’t try to cram everything into one day.
If you try to post to your blogs, post to the forums, post classified ads, participate in groups, submit articles and work on your Squidoo lenses, etc. all in one day you’ll burn yourself out. Instead, focus on one or two things every day and then cross it off. Mark an ‘X’ on the calendar on the days you complete the scheduled tasks.
4. Set a time limit – Aim for one to two hours per day.
By limiting the time you are spending and focusing on one or two tasks every day, you’ll build momentum and increase your success rate.
5. Stick to your schedule.
Switching things up too often can get in the way of your success.
With a written plan, you’ll make accomplishing your goals easier. At the end of the month when you see more ‘X’s than empty squares, you’ll feel more accomplished. By implementing these 5 Easy Steps, you’ll find yourself making progress, building self-confidence and reaching and accomplishing your long term goals.