It feels like you started the year strong. You set goals that were measurable and, you thought, achievable. You had some personal improvement goals and some work goals. You were ready to make big changes.
Now, mid-way through the year: Not so much. The goals you’ve set have fallen by the wayside. Don’t worry, though, you’re in good company. Did you know 92% of New Year’s resolutions fail? There’s no need to feel discouraged; this blog will give you some tips for getting back on track.
Six Tips to Help You Reach Your Goals
If you haven’t hit your goals for the year yet, try to look at it as a positive; you have six or seven months left to make things happen. Here are six things to do to get you back on track.
Find a buddy.
It’s hard to hold yourself accountable to a goal, whether it’s personal, like stopping smoking, or professional, like finding a new career. Sometimes finding a mentor to help motivate you when you’re feeling stuck is exactly what you need to jump-start your goal again. Maybe it’s someone you respect that’s also good at cracking the whip to get you going. Maybe it’s a friend who has the same goals so you can lean on each other. Either way, seek out someone to help you keep moving forward.
Reassess your goals.
Talk to your new friend about the goals you’ve set. Are they specific, measurable, and attainable? Does the goal need to change a bit because you’re at the mid-point of the year? Or, is the goal something you simply cannot achieve this year due to circumstances out of your control? If so, replace the goal with one you can achieve.
Declutter and get a fresh start.
Sometimes you literally need to do some house cleaning to get perspective and jump-start big changes in your life. Working in a messy environment is distracting and can lead to procrastination and entropy. Moving things around, cleaning dusty corners, getting up, moving, and working to improve yourself may be exactly what you need to regain perspective on your goal.
Positive energy attracts positive things. If you’re constantly in a negative headspace, of course, you’re not going to feel motivated to go after the goals you’ve set. Each day, try to look on the positive side of things. Use phrases like “I can” and “I will.” Even these little things can help you turn around an attitude of negativity and get you moving again.
Break down a big goal.
If you have a big goal, break it into smaller increments. Then, each day or month, take that smaller action to achieve something toward that bigger goal. For example, if you’re trying to save $1000, break that out by the number of paychecks you have left in the year. If you get paid twice a month and there are six months left in the year, that’s $83.33 per paycheck. That’s much more doable than trying to save a grand.
Track your progress.
Maybe what you need is to write down what you did that day to achieve your goal. For example, if your goal is to find a new job, you could callPrideStaff. We can help you achieve your goal of finding a better job. Contact our team. We can help.