Make all your goals crystal clear.
When your goals are clear, you know precisely what you’re trying to achieve.
You can then also measure your results accurately.
However, when a goal is vague – or when you express it as a general instruction like “put more effort into writing your blog” – it is difficult to measure.
Stay committed by using visualization techniques to imagine how your life will look once you’ve achieved your goal.
Create a treasure map , list why you want this goal to materialize.
Making a “treasure map” is very powerful, and fun to do.
A treasure map is an actual, physical picture of your goal.
It is valuable because it forms an especially clear, sharp image will focus your determination and enthusiasm into your goal.
It works along the same lines as a idea blueprint for your dream home.
You can make a treasure map by drawing or painting it, or by making a collage from pictures cut from magazines, books or cards, photographs, drawings, etc. Simple, childlike treasure maps are fine.
Remind yourself why you should work hard.
Visual representations of your goal can help you stay committed, even when the going gets tough.
Remember that your goals you set are very important. You were the one who thought of them and wanted to complete them. Thus, you must resist with the utmost intensity your urge to abandon them.
Every few weeks analyze your progress and accomplishments. Look at what has and hasn’t worked, and make adjustments along the way.
Learn how to request critical feedback on your progress from others.
Use technology to track and measure your progress.
Apps from Brian Tracy are a good place to start.
Measure progress by breaking difficult or large goals down into smaller chunks, using free mind maps list out every step of the way.
Seek feedback when you reach each milestone.
Break large, complex goals down into 20 or 30 smaller sub-goals. This will stop you feeling overwhelmed, and it will make it easier to stay motivated.
Just one small sub-goal every day means a complex goal is reached easily in a calender month.
Like the saying goes “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail”.
Measure every detail out first, then implement.
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.” – Peter F. Drucker