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Updated by Vartika Kashyap on May 15, 2018
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Do these 5 things to actually stick to your goals

It’s easy to act on your goals when it’s the day one and you’re pumped up with motivation in every drop of your blood.

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Define your goals clearly

Define your goals clearly

There’s a reason why most of us fail to commit to our goals. It’s because they are vague.

By vague, I mean you are not hundred percent clear about them. You might have an idea but what you don’t have is a step-by-step plan to bring it to a successful completion.

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Write it down and paste it on the wall

Write it down and paste it on the wall

Writing down your goals comes with its own set of advantages. First, being responsible for what you are writing at that moment. There’s something magical that happens when I jot down my goals, it induces a sense of accountability in me.

Secondly, I feel more focused as I know what needs to be accomplished by the end of the day. Even if I feel like procrastinating, I can’t and that’s what I love about them. Always remember that goals that are not written are just wishes.

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Visualize it after you wake up and before going to sleep

Visualize it after you wake up and before going to sleep

Sticking to goals is not easy especially when the temptation to quit or begin something new starts taking you over. I believe that visualization is one of the most powerful means of achieving personal goals and increasing productivity.

When you visualize yourself achieving a goal, it strengthens your belief in your potential. It makes you believe in your capabilities and helps you develop anything-is-possible attitude.

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Make ’em smaller

Make ’em smaller

Oftentimes, we set sky-high goals that instead of motivating us end up doing the exact opposite of it. Setting goals are no less than an art, sticking to them is what defines your character. When it comes to setting goals, tiny is the new big. Small goals are much easier to achieve than bigger ones.
Chunking your goals down makes you more flexible and quicker to adapt to changing circumstances. If you are unable to finish your novel amidst everything that’s going on in your life, take a new approach to accomplish this goal.

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Surround yourself with the motivated lot

Surround yourself with the motivated lot

Take a step back and evaluate the people in your life. Are these people helping you grow — mentally, financially, and spiritually? Or, they are happy with their average life leading them to a downward spiral of mediocrity?

When you are trying to achieve a goal, one of the best ways to stick to them is by surrounding yourself with people who have dreams, goals, and ambitions.

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Take a day off

Take a day off

It might seem counterintuitive but I have a solution that might help you deal with thoughts that keep coming just when you start working on your goals. It is something very basic. Keep working now and take a day off at the end of the week to give yourself the luxury of engaging in the stuff you like to do — checking social media, watching rerun episodes of your favorite TV series or anything for that matter.

It’s important to loosen up and relax to replenish your energy levels so that you can come back as enthusiastic as ever and be super-productive. I know the lofty goals could overwhelm us but taking a day-off might be right remedy in this situation.

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“Start using a project management software to stick to your goals and boost productivity. Switch to ProofHub.”