Set and Achieve Goals like a Boss

Setting goals sometimes could be a pain in the ass because you have to keep reminding yourself and making sure you deliver those goals. Holding yourself accountable starts feeling like a side job. This is where most people fail because they already have so much to do so why add more to the mix! Well, I have a few tips and tricks to make your goals fun to remember and it won’t feel like a side job!

Step 1: Write down a list of goals you want to achieve

Before the fun part, lets sit down and figure what those goals are. you need to brainstorm goals that are SMART. It has to be something very specific, something you could see yourself finishing by a certain time and something relevant which means it has to benefit you. let’s take a few minutes to get a list together, it doesn’t need to be perfect just written down on paper. Here are some examples below:

Examples: Gain Confidence, get to know myself, improve my body language, Become more proactive, Stop procrastinating, become more independent, exercise (yoga, gym), etc…

Step 2: Pick one out of the list and set a date

Now out of that list, pick one and set a date for this goal to be achieved. Make sure this date is achievable. I personally do a smart goal at least every month. It normally has to be attained for a month before I move on to my next goal. Sometimes when I goal is achieved and I still want to continue that habit i will and add another goal the following month. Your goal could be set in less or more than a month. I recommend you set your goal for at least 2 weeks and no more than a month because it takes at least 2 weeks to create a successful habit and it takes a month to see your improvement.  

Step 3: Stick to it

I know sticking to it is the problem so let me give you 4 tips and tricks you could do to achieve this goal.

  1. 30 Day Challenge
    • This is my favorite one! I create my own monthly challenges. Remember! this is for you so make sure you set it up any way you like. here are some options:
      • Write down a task for each day and make sure each day is different
      • form a sequence like day 1 and 2 is a task and day 3 is a break
      • every other day is something different.
    • The fun part is you aren’t stuck to a routine. In my experience, it makes me look forward to it everyday.
  2. Sticky note madness
    • this is where you buy a bunch of sticky notes (get the pack that contains different colors). On each sticky note, write your goal, one thing you have to do to achieve that goal (each sticky note has to be different), and the date of when your goal has to be achieved.
    • The fun part about this is sticking them all over the place! your car, your mirrors, your computer, doors, kitchen, etc… place them where you normally visit on a day-to-day basis. Everyday you take one and achieve it, once it’s achieved you can throw it out. The clutter will force you to want to throw one out a day. You  also get to choose what you want to do next instead of a set schedule.
  3. Talk it out
    • this is for people who like to discuss everything with friends.
    • this is kind of like a club. you meet each other at least once a week and talk about your improvements. this is a way of holding yourself accountable because you are actually meeting with someone to discuss your progress. Here are some question examples to ask each other at each meeting:
      • what did you do this week that lead you closer to achieve your goal?
      • how did you do it?
      • what are you going to do the following week?
      • how did you feel when you did this task?
      • how could you have done it better? why?
    • the fun part about this is that you are sharing a common goal with someone so you’ll be able to relate to that person and understand each others struggles and could help each other grow.  
  4. Disturb the peace
    • This is for people who are spontaneous and don’t like it set up future plans. create multiple alarms a day at least 2! on each alarm title make sure you write your goal and the date of when it will be achieved. This will annoy you and will remind you of that goal. Make sure at every alarm, you have till the next alarm to achieve a task that will get you closer to your goal.
    • Personally this isn’t fun but for some it becomes that “Oh yeah, I forgot” moment and gets it done before they forget.

I am offering FREE Mentoring Sessions for the month of June! 

So, if you need help with setting and delivering a goal, you may contact me at ciarajones150@outlook.com. I will reply within 24 hours.

If you are trying any of these tips, please let me know how they are working for you!

I would love to hear your experiences. 

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