We all have goals and dreams, but it can be difficult to stay focused and stick with them. At first, we are focused and eager to achieve them, but sometimes, we can get bored and tired of chasing them. Achieving your goals is much like pushing a car; you cannot work hard for a day or two and then stop. Pick up your goal again later and work for a day or two and then stop again. You need to put for the consistent effort that will get those wheels rolling. With this type of consistency, you will reach your goals far faster than with the start and stop method so many people practice these days.
Does getting bored by your goals mean that your goals are worthless? Sometimes it feels that way.
Here are some steps for you to stay focused with achieving your aims:
Write down your goal on paper:
There is something that happens when you get a pen and paper and write down your goals. It seems to activate your mind and your goals become ‘written’ into your subconscious, making you more aware of situations, people and events that will bring you to your goals faster.
Don’t have multiple goals at once:
Pick one to three goals that are most important to you, and stick to them. This will narrow your focus. Don’t think about any other goal until these goals are achieved or unless priorities shift and these goals no longer reflect what you want in life.
Visualize your goals:
Be detailed in your vision of your goal; feel the pride of its accomplishment. What will your friends and associates say once you have reached your goal? The more detail and emotion you can insert into the vision of your accomplishment the more that vision will drive you towards its completion.
The great achievers of yesterday and today all had one key ability: the ability to see the goals already accomplished.
Re-write your top 3 goals daily:
Each day, re-write your top 3 goals without looking at your previous lists. Deeply imbeds your high priority goals into your sub-conscious. Those goals that are not truly high on your long-term priority list will consistently be absent in your top ten lists.
You attract what you think or say, so be careful of what you say and what comes to your mind. Don’t say negative things; each time you say something negative, you take a step back from your dreams. Reward yourself every time you make progress towards your goal.
Try learn to say no:
Do you often put your goals aside for other people? It’s okay to do that once or twice, but if you keep doing all the time, something is seriously wrong. Remember to make yourself come first, that you are number one. If you feel like one of your friends discourages you and keeps you away from working towards your goal, distance yourself from them. Simply avoid them if they continue to get you down