If you find yourself struggling to get ahead, you’re not alone. Many high-achievers feel as though they’re constantly treading water, while losing time and energy along the way. Here are five tips to help you keep your eye on the prize.
- Schedule Goal Setting Periods
At the beginning of each month, schedule an hour on the calendar to write out your goals for the month. Be as specific as possible, identifying exactly what you want to achieve and by when. ie. Complete 10 cold sales calls every week.
- Create a List
Start each day with a to-do list. Without a to-do list, it’s easy to get lost in the tasks that bog us down. It’s also easy to forget how much you’ve accomplished. Part of the motivation in a to-do list is when you cross an item off the list. At the end of the day, you’ll see a job well done.
- Appreciate Your Achievements Every Day
At the end of the day, take a few minutes to list ten things that you feel you achieved that day. Allowing yourself a moment of praise can be highly motivating, especially since you know you’ll get to do it again the next day.
- Let Direction Dictate Action
Do you know where you’re going? Then, make sure you’re doing the right things to get there. Take the time to ask yourself if the areas where you’re investing time and energy will help you achieve your major goals. If not, it’s time to reconsider where you’re investing your time.
- Keep Visual Aids Within View
Visualizing an outcome can inspire you to work harder to obtain it. If you’re working for that second home, a new business or a dream vacation, post visual aids to remind you what it is that you want. You’ll be motivated to get there.