How to Stick to Your Big Goals

Achieving our goals is a goal in itself for many of us, but most of us abandon the goals we set because of a myriad of reasons. It is really easy to come up with reasons when we do not want to do something, when something scares us, or when we do not want to get out of our comfort zones.

The people who actually put in efforts to achieve their goal, often fall short of achieving it because they are either focusing on the wrong things, or something else keeps interfering with it. 

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Unrealistic goals are the bane of our existence. We need to be aware of how these goals and the work they require can fit into our daily lives. There are many ways to make sure that we stick to our goals and be productive, here are some of them.

1. Divide Big Goals Into Conquerable Smaller Goals

A big goal can make you overwhelmed, to deal with it effectively, decide on a course of action that will help you divide the task into manageable small chunks. Writing down your divided goals, that when clubbed together constitutes your big goal, is a great idea.

This way, you will have a to-do list that will bring you closer to your main goal without making you worry about the number of things that need to be done. It also makes sticking to the goals easier, because you can see instant results and feel good about completing each task.

2. Develop Beneficial Habits

Habits make us who we are. They dictate how we go about our day and what we put our most focus on. If you want to be productive and achieve big things, then you will first have to develop habits that push you toward the path of success.

You need to analyze what needs work and then set out to develop habits that will help you combat your weak points or find a solution to work around it. 

3. Generate a Sense of Commitment and Accountability

A good method to help you stick to your goal is to be accountable for seeing it through. Many people easily commit to things but are unable to see it through. If you have that issue, then you can use the help of another individual who will hold you accountable for it. 

This helps you stay on top of your work. When you are answerable to someone about the success or failure of something, you work harder to lean the result toward success.

4. Set Deadlines

If you do not have someone to hold you accountable, or you do not want the involvement of someone else, then setting deadlines is a great way to hold yourself accountable and finish a task in a given time period.

5. Join a Community

Finally, try joining a community whose interests and goals align with yours. Attending meets, talking to people, sharing experiences will motivate you to do more than you are already doing, and will also help you gain different perspectives. You get to learn from other people’s mistakes and be inspired by their successes. These communities also give rise to a sense of accountability and a drive to push harder.

Final Thoughts

Anyone who wants to achieve something great is going to have big goals. It does not mean you are being unrealistic, it turns unrealistic when you try to see it as a single entity rather than a cluster of tasks. 

Instead of running from the work, try finding a way that helps you achieve the task in the best way possible, and without lowering your spirits. Keep yourself motivated by setting rewards, and you will have another incentive to complete your tasks and eventually achieve your goals.

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