1. Define Your Goals
You may want to ask yourself, is it worth my time or effort? This is the question you must ask yourself while setting your goals. You should evaluate the outcomes of your undertaking. If you think this particular undertaking is the best use of your time, you should go for it. If not, then think again. Define your goals and then put your energies into the right channel.
2. Break down your goals into small manageable tasks
Once you have defined the goal, it is time to think about those actions that are needed to achieve what you are looking for. Start by creating a list of specific tasks necessary to achieve your goal. Write precise, actionable tasks that start with a verb. For example: Scheduling a one-hour brainstorming session or walking at the park for one hour.
When it comes to taking action on your list of tasks. it’s never easy to do the harder things first. To help overcome this, make sure to read "Why You Should Do the Hard Things First?": https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-you-should-do-hard-things-first-dom-leroux/
3. Stay Focus
Staying focused and being persistent in following through play a major role in helping us achieve our goals. Time spent on watching TV or Netflix or browsing social media, distractions are a major setback. Channelize your energy and time to more productive activities.
4. Spend your time wisely
Sometimes, we feel that we are giving enough time to those necessary activities to achieve our goal. But, when we give a closer look, we realize we are not doing justice to our time. Moreover, it is not wise to give more time to those activities that do not yield much. Rather, spend your time on those things which may consume less time but are highly effective.
5. Track your progress
While pursuing your goals, you will need to set aside time to track your progress toward your goal. There are many different ways to track your progress. I would recommend making goal-tracking a weekly task. You can use a journal to track your project and reward yourself when you complete important tasks. You can also share your goals with your spouse or a good friend. Sharing your goals with others keeps you accountable and makes you more motivated.
Once you have a clear vision of what you would like to achieve and create a specific goal, your chance of success increases with your ability to break down your goal into small manageable tasks. From there, you need to stay focused, take action on those goals, using your time wisely, and frequently track your progress.
Life is unpredictable. When things don't go as planned, remember to be flexible and learn to adapt to the situation, and don't be afraid to ask for help when needed.
Dom LeRoux | DomLeRoux.com