Simplicity is often key to many things. Whatever you’re trying to achieve, if you can break it down, go back to basics and look at it in its simple form, it is often the best way to work out what you’re doing and achieve your goals. If you’re struggling with your goals at the moment then here are a few tips to help you get back on track the simple way.
Set Simple Goals
Even if you have already set your goals, go back and set them again but this time simplify them. You need to be setting the right kinds of goals; otherwise, you will never reach them. Try setting HARD goals which stands for:
Heartfelt – having an emotional attachment to your goal;
Animated – motivated by a vision, picture or movie in your mind;
Required – goals need to feel so urgent and necessary that you have no other choice but to start acting on them immediately;
and Difficult – drag you out of your comfort zone, activating your senses and attention.
It’s not enough to have the goal, but you need to make a plan of how you’re going to accomplish it. Keep it simple and plan one or two actions you can take each week and focus on doing small things every day.
Write Yourself A Letter
This is a lovely thing to do and can help with reaching your goals. Write yourself a letter dated exactly one year ahead and in the letter detail and describe your life one year from now. It’s a compelling technique and an excellent way to have your goals clear and to keep you focused.
Do Something Every Day
The best way to learn is by doing, so even if you don’t have that much time to dedicate to your goals right now, set aside ten minutes every day to work on what it is you want to achieve.
Whether it’s for your business or your personal life, keep your goals in mind at all times so that you stay focused. In your personal life, it might be that you hire a coach to help you in whatever it is you want to achieve, in your business you might need guidance from a content marketing agency to keep your work relevant and applicable to your audience.
Tell Other People
According to research, people who write down their goals often share them with other people, which gives them accountability for their goals. Make sure you spread the word to your family and friends and let them in on your goals and plans. You’ll likely get valuable feedback too.
Don’t expect it all to be smooth sailing; you’ve got to be able to roll with the punches and be prepared for the ups and downs. The best way to minimise the impact of setbacks is to plan for them and to have a contingency plan ready for when things go wrong. Be prepared to react and learn from those setbacks. They’ll be valuable learning opportunities.
Evaluate Your Progress
Ask yourself each week what you did to get closer to your goal. What worked? What didn’t work? Always make sure you celebrate your successes too and then get right back to your to-do list.