We all start a new year with a list of key goals/ aspirations and with every intent on achieving these.
Unfortunately for many these may become distant memories and never in fact come to fruition, due to the demands of days to day life, energy levels or just simply that you move on to other things and do not revisit these. These tips can be applied to professional or personal goals and often these interface/ can have a profound impact on success in both areas of our lives.
So how do you stay focused and diligent in achieving these goals you have lamented on and carefully considered, agreeing these were the things that mattered to you?
FP Top 5 Goal Attainment Tips:These tips can be applied to professional or personal goals and often these interface/ can have a profound impact on success in both areas of our lives.
Tip 1: Document your Goals and Keep them VisibleA kitchen blackboard wall or white board or even post it notes on your PC, Fridge, your screen saver or wherever you chose, will help you to keep these goals top of mind and a daily reminder of what you have committed to and what you need to do to achieve these
Tip 2: Tell Other People/ Hold yourself Accountable & Ask Others for HelpTelling your leader, your partner or people close to you / whom you respect what you are trying to achieve will help curb any barriers that present themselves and keep you accountable. Give people permission to ask about your progress, challenge and hold you accountable and even more importantly , schedule time for yourself to review, acknowledge and track your progress. (again writing these down or tracking this on an app, whiteboard or anything visual always helps).
Tip 3 Do Not Throw in the Towel at the 1st Hurdle
Whilst sometimes the easiest option is to give in to the temptation to not push through and perceive this as a failure. In fact , this is where the good stuff and learning happens so push through, pick yourself up and accept that sometimes things are not achieved on the first attempt. Seek some advice/ support, as needed, revisit your ‘WHY’ and then look at how you can improve your chances of success/ try another approach.
Tip 4: Celebrate Wins
Agree your milestones to success and have a plan for how you will celebrate each of these. Celebrating along the way helps to break up the journey, as in life and ensures that you can see the light at the end of all your hard work! Involve others and encourage them to help you celebrate so that they too feel part of your journey and likewise, take an interest in what is important to them and how you can support their 2021 goals.Partnership and Engagement starts here.
Tip 5: Take Learnings to Apply For Future Goal Attainment
When you hit those goals out of the park , do not let this be a momentary win and take some time to reflect on how you got there, enjoy the win and share this with those who helped you get there. Take learnings from the good and the bad and diarise/ document these so that you can recall and apply these for future goals/ ambitions you plan to take on.
Here is to a brand new year and from Wayne & I – wishing you all a very Happy, Successful 2021, filled with growth & learnings!