It is important in life to set a number of goals because this is what keeps us going and evolving. However, making a radical change to your lifestyle can result in a big failure in the beginning and the easier thing for you to do is to give up. This is a normal reaction because it can be very frustrating not to achieve what you want.
In reality, it is really up to you and you alone if you keep up to your already planned schedule and head straight for the goal, or if you let go of it. So, the questions I will try to answer in this article are:
- How to be consistent?
- How to progress on your goals?
- Ho to consistently make progress on your goals?
Create a plan
We all know how enthusiastic a person can be, especially when it comes to something he wants to achieve. But also, if the enthusiasm is not focused in the right place and at the right time, it can lead to failure.
The first thing to do when you feel motivated and want to work on something is to create a plan. For example, when I committed to learning to play the guitar, I didn’t just go to the first music shop, bought myself a guitar and started hitting the strings. I understood that in order for this new habit to work, I had to hire a teacher to give me lessons and that I had to practice daily.
It is very important for you to create your own plan and to stick to it no matter what. If you want to achieve your final goal, you must accept the sacrifice. Do you want to go to the gym? You can start by waking up early and not eating fast food anymore.
Keep your momentum going
Stop worrying about the results and start thinking about the momentum.
The momentum is all about consistency, and along with consistency comes progress. Don’t skip days! The biggest mistake you can make is to skip days. If you skip just one day, then you will probably skip two, three, four and then you suddenly find yourself giving up. It’s a false thing to say that you can skip a day or a week and start fresh from the next one. With all the momentum lost, it’s going to be twice harder for you to keep your routine. Darren Hardy calls the momentum “Big Mo”. He says that “Big Mo can catapult you in the stratosphere of success” as well as leave you right away if you don’t give it the attention it needs.
Use your bad day in your favor
We all have bad days; it’s natural. But what if a bad day catches us well prepared? When you find yourself in a bad mood, or you are very tired, or just bored, don’t forget about Big Mo. Why does it have to suffer because of you? It’s not really fair, is it? So, instead of forcing yourself to the limit, it would be wiser to focus on doing the minimum necessary, so that Big Mo can be pleased.
For example, you might not want to go to the gym, but you can run a mile or 2, or instead of writing down 4000 words, try and write at least 400. Do whatever it takes to squeeze out the minimum. Your path to glory may be filled with obstacles but irrespective of how big or small your step is, it will still get you closer to your ultimate goal.
To conclude, no goal is impossible to achieve. If you follow a good plan and keep your momentum running, you will consistently progress on your goals.