Ahh, goals. There’s nothing like setting a goal and then achieving it. I know this from firsthand experiences. At the beginning of last year, I set a goal for my business that I wasn’t quite sure how I’d reach. I put a game plan in place to do the right things to reach the goal. At the end of the year, I hit the goal! I don’t think I’ve ever felt more accomplished in my life.
With that said, setting goals is such a powerful process for getting things done. If you already set goals on a regular basis, great! What are you doing to keep your eyes on the end result of those goals? I’m sharing 6 easy tips to keep your goals front and center. When your goals are visible, the motivation to achieve them never waivers!
The Power of Setting Goals
If you don’t currently set goals, you’ll want to before you can keep them front and center! Let’s talk about the power of setting goals. As I shared in the article 10 Goals to Make the Most of Your Life in the New Year, a Harvard Business Study found that:
- 83% of the population do not have any goals set
- 14% have a plan in mind, but their goals are not written down
- 3% have goals physically written down
The study also found that the 14% who have goals are 10 times more successful than those without goals. The 3% with written goals are 3 times more successful than the 14% with unwritten goals.
What does this mean? That setting goals is an important aspect of success. Success is a broad term, but we all know what it means to us. Regardless of what success looks like for you, if you set goals, you are more likely to reach the success you seek. What better reason is there to set goals?!
Assuming that you have goals set, or will be setting them very soon, let’s get into how you can always keep them top of mind!
6 Easy Tips to Keep Your Goals Front and Center
#1 – Create a vision board
In case you don’t know what a vision board is, it’s a presentation of the things you want out of life. You cut out pictures from magazines or print images out and put them on a cardboard poster. It’s a physical representation of your goals and dreams.
You can keep it in your office, on your desk or take it to work. It reminds you of why you’re working hard and what you’re working towards. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in having, check out the article Vision Board Basics. Seeing your dreams on a daily basis keeps you focused on what matters most.
#2 – Set daily reminders on your phone
I love this suggestion because it’s so easy to implement. Set a daily reminder to go off at the same time everyday reminding you of your goals. For example, you can have an alarm set for 9am with a hand-clapping alert and a message that reads “eat healthy today”.
Another example could be an alarm that goes off at 5pm each day with a triumphant sounding alert and a message that reads “time to hit the gym and get that badass body you want”!
The point is that you remind yourself of your goals everyday with an alarm and a motivational message tied to that alarm. How can you forget what you’re working towards with this approach? Not to mention, you give yourself pep talks without even thinking about it!
#3 – Change the background on your electronics
The background picture on my computer changes every 30 minutes to a new exotic destination. Traveling is one of my passions and something I’m always working hard to do. Having a picture of a new place every time I open up my laptop gives me such a surge of motivation! It also gives me ideas of new places to visit.
#4 – Put your goals on post-it notes and hang them around your house and office
If you’re working towards a few things, write each of those things on post-it notes and hang them around your house or office! Imagine waking up in the morning, turning on the bathroom light and seeing a post-it note that says “kill it at work today”! How inspiring!
If you live with people, then hanging the notes anywhere but your office may be too much. You can purchase a dry erase board and hang it in the room you spend the most time in. Have your goals written on the board and glance at it every day. I do this in my office!
#5 – Share your goals with someone and have accountability sessions
In the article 8 Ways to Get Inspired About Your Goals, I recommended “productivity sessions”. Those are the same as accountability sessions! Share your goals with someone and have accountability check-ins with that person on a regular basis.
Being able to check in on your goal progress and get another person’s thoughts can be very impactful as you work towards the things that matter most. Having those discussions with my boyfriend and brother in the early stages of all of our businesses was so helpful!
#6 – Check your goal progress regularly
One of the best motivators to keep working towards your goals is seeing the fruits of your labor! Seeing that you are making progress towards your goals is such an inspiration. Regardless of what goal you’re working on, make it a habit to check your progress regularly. I’d recommend once a week, or at maximum, once a month. Seeing yourself improve on a regular basis keeps you working hard!
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Related: Why People Don’t Stick to Goals
Setting and achieving goals makes you a force to be reckoned with! Knowing that you are strong and capable of reaching what you put your mind to is a major confidence booster! Hopefully, these tips can help you keep your eyes on the prize! What ways do you keep your goals front and center? Would you care to share the goals you’re working on now? Post a comment below to share!
The CGS Team