5 Tips to Help You Succeed at Your Goals

5 Tips to Help You Succeed at Your Goals

With the new year comes new goals & new resolutions. I don't know about you but I find myself always trying to set goals & somehow fail to achieve them. This year I have taken time to reflect on what things I can do differently to help better achieve these goals & here are 5 tips to help you succeed at your goals. 

1. Clear Vision

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I hear many people say that they want to get in shape, they want to be more organized, or want to eat healthier. These are amazing goals but they lack a clear vision. What does being fit mean to you? or what does being more organized look like? I have learned that stating a clear vision or goal helps to better achieve & see results. 

Instead of saying my goal is to be more organized you could say my goal is to clear out the attic & label all the junk or my goal is to set time daily to clean up my room or the pile next to my desk.

Also, instead of saying my goal is to be fit you could say my goal is to lose 30lbs in the new year or to walk/run 3-4 times a week. A well-defined goal will help you better understand what you are achieving & what road you need to take.

2. Make a strategy

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Time & time again I have set out on the journey to eat better & workout. Once again I have found myself reaching that same desire. However, this year I have made it a point to set up a clear-cut plan on how I will achieve better results. I have set myself up with a program of workouts to follow daily & spoke with my sister who has committed to healthy eating with me. Like any task having a plan in place to help you get there will better the ability to succeed. For example I also have made it a point to spend less on coffee. So my strategy has been to ask for a cold brew at home maker so I can make it myself yet allowing for one/2 coffees a week in order to share time with friends.

    3. Accountability

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 Like I mentioned above with my sister. It’s important to have someone come alongside you with your goals. Even if that person isn't running after the same goal you are; they can still be there to cheer you on and call you out. For example: Set your self up with a work out buddy, ask your roommate or someone you know to eat clean with you, tell a friend you know to follow up with you on things you want to do. One of my best friends Emilee & I have a plan to send each other 3-4 goals every Sunday that we plan to achieve the upcoming week. Whether they are going to bed by 11 pm, or spendong 1 hr in quiet we want to encourge one another to accomplish them. This accountability will help in reaching your goals. 

    4. Reward & celebrate yourself

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I am sure you’ve heard me say this before but I believe celebrating your achievements is HUGE. I believe setting a bi-weekly or monthly reward system for yourself will help spur on your desire to change & also give you something to look forward to. For example: If you start eating healthy but think wow I can’t have a cookie for 3 months. You will have more of a chance of caving & eating junk. Instead, say at the end of every month I will treat myself to a cookie or whatever you love. 

    5. Set achievable goals

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 I was reminded of this when a friend of mine recently asked me what one of my goals were in 2018. When I shared it with her she kindly encouraged me to reconsider it. I was confused at first until we talked & I realized the goal I had in place was pretty hard to achieve. It’s important to set challenging goals yet set reasonable ones so you aren't left disappointed or frustrated at your inability to make steps closer to the finsih line.

I hope these tips help you out for your current & future goals. 

As always remember to stay true to you,
Scott Perez