How to get unstuck and get back on track to achieving your goals

How to get unstuck and get back on track to achieving your goals

You know how sometimes as you are on the road to achieving your goals you can sometimes get stuck.

This can happen for many reasons. Often it is because of a fear, like the fear of the unknown.

When your logical mind cannot see a clear path to the end result it will often stop or slow down. This is how your subconscious mind acts, automatically. It is at these times when the creative mind, the conscious mind, must jump in and I clarify, or create the path.

Once the subconscious mind has clarity around the path (direction) it is going, and can see the end result, it can once again begin to be motivated.

Here are 5 ways to get yourself unstuck and back on your path to success.

1. Create a list of action steps, and get 3 or 4 of the easiest steps done. This will cause dopamine to be released into your blood stream, which will make you feel good, and give you the motivation you need to get back on track.

2. Write out a plan of action steps to create the result you want. I have found that there are an infinite number of solutions that will work to create your success. The problem is usually not with the plan. The problem is that people don’t execute the plan. Create your plan from start to finish, and then execute. You’ll find that it will be easy to get motivated once you have a plan. NOTE: include as many detailed action steps as possible so your plan is easy to follow. You subconscious mind does not want to create. It just wants to follow directions.

3. Find someone to hold you accountable. It’s easy to make a promise to yourself and not follow through. Heck, most people do that all the time, and who will know if you made a promise to yourself except for you? However, when you have someone else who is taking the time to listen to your promises, and then following up with you, you are more likely to keep your promises. That is just normal human behavior, so you might as well use it to your advantage to propel you to success. NOTE: One great reason to have a coach or mentor is to provide accountability.

4. Invite other people to participate in your project. Just like in number 3 above, when you invite people to participate in your project, they will often provide a certain amount of accountability to your project. Additionally, because they often work on their own parts of the project, they will move the project forward by creating their own results. When your partners create results it can motivate you to produce more as well. This is why partnerships can work so well. They can provide the aspect of accountability, along with stuff getting done even when YOU are stuck.

5. Take some time off. Some people will work so much they’ll find themselves getting stuck in a rut. Others may simply fail to take the time to reflect on what they’ve accomplished, reflect on what their grateful for, or just be in a creative space to allow new ideas to come through. New ideas can often be a motivating, and can jump start your to get back on track.

6. Read a new book. Books about topics that relate to your project can be very motivating. However, don’t pick just any book. Do some research and find out what content has great reviews in your area of focus. Even if you think know it all, this can stimulate your creativity and help you get you moving forward when you feel stuck.

7. Shift your mindset. All 6 of these previous modalities are all designed to help you shift your mindset. However, they don’t deal with the root cause many of us have that gets us stuck in the first place; Our beliefs about ourselves and the world. Most of our believes are hardwired in our brain by the time we are 8 years old. These beliefs or thoughts we have can move us forward, and make us stuck. There are 3 ways we can shift limiting beliefs; through repetition, by creating new experiences, and or by initiating Super Learning Techniques to burn new neuro pathways in your brain. The first two modalities can’t take years to accomplish. However, by using Super Learning Techniques you can shift and old beliefs and burn new neuro pathways in just about 10 minutes.

How to get unstuck and get back on track to achieving your goals

You know how sometimes as you are on the road to achieving your goals you can sometimes get stuck.

This can happen for many reasons. Often it is because of a fear, like the fear of the unknown.

When your logical mind cannot see a clear path to the end result it will often stop or slow down. This is how your subconscious mind acts, automatically. It is at these times when the creative mind, the conscious mind, must jump in and I clarify, or create the path.

Once the subconscious mind has clarity around the path (direction) it is going, and can see the end result, it can once again begin to be motivated.

Here are 5 ways to get yourself unstuck and back on your path to success.

1. Create a list of action steps, and get 3 or 4 of the easiest steps done. This will cause dopamine to be released into your blood stream, which will make you feel good, and give you the motivation you need to get back on track.

2. Write out a plan of action steps to create the result you want. I have found that there are an infinite number of solutions that will work to create your success. The problem is usually not with the plan. The problem is that people don’t execute the plan. Create your plan from start to finish, and then execute. You’ll find that it will be easy to get motivated once you have a plan. NOTE: include as many detailed action steps as possible so your plan is easy to follow. You subconscious mind does not want to create. It just wants to follow directions.

3. Find someone to hold you accountable. It’s easy to make a promise to yourself and not follow through. Heck, most people do that all the time, and who will know if you made a promise to yourself except for you? However, when you have someone else who is taking the time to listen to your promises, and then following up with you, you are more likely to keep your promises. That is just normal human behavior, so you might as well use it to your advantage to propel you to success. NOTE: One great reason to have a coach or mentor is to provide accountability.

4. Invite other people to participate in your project. Just like in number 3 above, when you invite people to participate in your project, they will often provide a certain amount of accountability to your project. Additionally, because they often work on their own parts of the project, they will move the project forward by creating their own results. When your partners create results it can motivate you to produce more as well. This is why partnerships can work so well. They can provide the aspect of accountability, along with stuff getting done even when YOU are stuck.

5. Take some time off. Some people will work so much they’ll find themselves getting stuck in a rut. Others may simply fail to take the time to reflect on what they’ve accomplished, reflect on what their grateful for, or just be in a creative space to allow new ideas to come through. New ideas can often be a motivating, and can jump start your to get back on track.

6. Read a new book. Books about topics that relate to your project can be very motivating. However, don’t pick just any book. Do some research and find out what content has great reviews in your area of focus. Even if you think know it all, this can stimulate your creativity and help you get you moving forward when you feel stuck.

7. Shift your mindset. All 6 of these previous modalities are all designed to help you shift your mindset. However, they don’t deal with the root cause many of us have that gets us stuck in the first place; Our beliefs about ourselves and the world. Most of our believes are hardwired in our brain by the time we are 8 years old. These beliefs or thoughts we have can move us forward, and make us stuck. There are 3 ways we can shift limiting beliefs; through repetition, by creating new experiences, and or by initiating Super Learning Techniques to burn new neuro pathways in your brain. The first two modalities can’t take years to accomplish. However, by using Super Learning Techniques you can shift and old beliefs and burn new neuro pathways in just about 10 minutes.

Ideas, insights and wisdom on how to better achieve your goals.

5 Ways to Get Back On-Track Toward Achieving Your Goals

Thursday, November 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge

So you got off-track with your goal. It happens. Behavior change takes time and persistence. Research on people who quit smoking, for example, shows that it takes several attempts before they finally quit for good. Beating yourself up over a short-term setback will only keep you stuck. Instead, forgive yourself, and use these five tips to start fresh today.

1. Just Get Started

A body at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted on by an outside force. Likewise, a body in motion tends to stay in motion. You may recognize that as Newton’s First Law of Motion, also known as inertia. But it seems to work the same when it comes to our mental processes. Once we stop moving, it takes some mental energy to get moving again. When you do get going though, it’s much easier to maintain the behavior.

The trick is to just get started.

This is deceptively simple. Obviously, you don’t feel like doing whatever it is you have to do, or you’d be doing it. But that’s mainly because of inertia. The trick is to do something – anything really – to get yourself moving again in the direction of your goal. According to Professor Tim Pyschyl, an expert on procrastination, once you get started, you’ll feel differently, not only about the task, but also about yourself:

“Just get started … Once we start, our attributions of the task change. Based on other research, we know that our attributions about ourselves change too. First, once we get started … we perceive the task as much less aversive than we do when we’re avoiding it. Second, even if we don’t finish the task, we have done something, and the next day our attributions about [ourself] are not nearly as negative. We feel more in control and more optimistic. You might even say we have a little momentum.”

2. Be Specific

In their book Switch, Chip and Dan Heath call this “scripting the critical moves,” and it’s an important step toward initiating any change process. Ambiguity, they say, is the enemy of change.

“Any successful change requires a translation of ambiguous goals into concrete behaviors. In short, to make a switch, you need to script the critical moves.”

So, for example, it’s not effective to tell yourself “I want to get back to exercising again.” You have to make it more specific. Otherwise, your rational mind will find too many options about how to do that. And too may options will surely keep you in a state of analysis paralysis.

Instead, tell yourself something like “I will reinitiate my exercise routine by going to the gym on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.”

3. Use Implementation Intentions

Part of the reason people never get back on-track with their goals is explained by how their goal is set (i.e., is it specific enough?). Another part of the problem, however, is there’s no clear plan for acting on the goal.

An implementation intention is a mini action plan that’s been scientifically proven to help you follow through on your goals. In one study, for example, women who wrote down an implementation intention specifying when and where they would conduct a breast self-examination did so 100% of the time. On the other hand, women who failed to create such a plan did so only 53% of the time.

An implementation intention takes the form of an if-then statement – if situation X arises, I will perform behavior Y. So, following my example from above, you might write down you implementation intention as follows: “If it’s 7:00am on Monday, Wednesday or Friday, I will go to the gym, and walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes.” Again, the key here is to be very specific.

4. Eliminate Distractions With Time Blocking

The demands on our time are greater now than ever. Likewise, never before in history have we faced so many possible distractions. If you jump every time your phone rings, a new email arrives or you iPhone buzzes, you’ll never get back on track with your goal.

When you create an implementation intention, you’re not only giving your rational mind specific instructions about what to do. You’re also making time in your schedule to actually do it. But you have to take it a step further. You have to set aside a specific block of time when your attention is dedicated 100% to working on your goal.

Time blocking works best if you set a definite start and end time when you have no other meetings or commitments. Lock your door, turn off your phone and make yourself unavailable for any other tasks. If the Internet is too tempting, download what you need ahead of time, and turn off your Internet connection during your time block.

5. Get an Accountability Partner

Research shows that when you share your goals and commitments with others, you’re more likely to follow through on them. My own experience confirms this. When I got off-track with my exercise routine a while back, I decided to start going to the gym with my girlfriend every morning. After a couple weeks, it became a sweet, little routine and something we both look forward to. When one of us occasionally lacks the motivation to get out the door, the other provides the necessary encouragement to follow through. Of course, now and again, we both decide to blow off the gym and go enjoy some time together at our favorite breakfast spot.

An accountability partner doesn’t have to be a spouse or significant other. It can be a coach, a friend, a colleague or anyone you trust and respect enough help you get back on track. When you keep your goals and commitments secret, it’s too easy to avoid changing your life and to drift back to old habits and routines.

“Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

It’s Never Too Late

As I said at the beginning, behavior change takes time, patience and persistence. Learn what you can from the short-term setback, then let it go. Start fresh today, and use the five tips above to get yourself back on-track with your goal.

How to get unstuck and get back on track to achieving your goals

There comes a time in every person’s life, where they feel stuck and unmotivated. Even the most productive and highly enthusiastic people go through this phase. If you are here reading this, you are likely experiencing something like this too. Let me assure you that you are not alone. It is very natural and human to not know where your life is going, or if it is going somewhere at all. If you are looking for some practical ways to get unstuck and transform your life, then keep reading.
It is time to take control of your life and get rid of your limiting believes. Small changes in your daily routine and a shift in your mindset can do wonders.

How to get unstuck in life: 10 practical ways to transform your life

How to get unstuck and get back on track to achieving your goals

1. Understand the reason

To get unstuck, it is imperative to know what are you stuck at and why?

Understand the reason behind feeling stuck.

Is it your job, your relationship, your health or any other thing that is weighing you down?

Find the main reason and make changes to improve that sphere of life.

2. Get unstuck by developing new habits

If you want to bring a change in your life, you have to start doing things differently.

Create new healthy habits and have a productive daily routine.

Wake up early and move your body. Eat healthy food and spend quality time with yourself.

Often it is our routine that ties us down and stops us from achieving success.

Break bad habits and follow a routine that keeps you busy.

The more inactive you are, the more time to have to think. And often, it is not your situation but the negative thoughts that make your life miserable.

So, stop thinking and start doing.

3. Read a self-help book

I have heard many people say that self-improvement books don’t help and that they don’t tell you something new.

If you are also of the same opinion, I would like you to give it another try.

Self-help books are one of the best ways to get unstuck. They help you build a strong inner voice and a relationship with your true self.

Pick up the right book and read it with an open mind.

No one solution fits all. This applies to books as well. So, explore your nearest bookstore, start reading and find your new favorite book.

Make books, your best friends. You can learn so much once you start enjoying reading,

4. Get unstuck by doing what you love

Ask yourself – what are you passionate about and what is it that makes you feel alive?

Do more of those things that bring a smile to your face.

Remember what your hobbies were as a child and resume those hobbies. Bring back that child in you, that got lost while adulting.

If your childhood hobbies don’t excite you anymore, find a new hobby.

Try something new for at least 20 – 30 days and notice what impact it has on you, before giving up.

Do something daily out of love just for yourself and not because your job demands it.

5. Get unstuck by practicing self-care

One of the main reasons to feel stuck and unmotivated is lack of self-love.

Sometimes all you need is to pamper yourself and practice self-care.

Self-care is neither selfish nor time-consuming. See it as an investment.

Make your happiness your ultimate goal in life, and I am sure you’ll find plenty of time to take care of yourself.

It is important to make yourself a priority. Expect care and love from yourself first, before expecting it from someone else.

6. Declutter the mess

Rearrange the furniture and redecorate your room.

If you are living in a messy house, declutter it. Clean your house and organize your stuff.

Although, it seems convenient to throw the pizza boxes on the floor because after all, you don’t feel like doing anything, RIGHT? But it just creates an environment of laziness and negativity.

So, get out of your cozy bed and get into organization mode.

Sometimes to see things clearly in your head, you need to decongest the physical world around you.

Start decluttering your home, and then your mind.

7. Get unstuck by journaling

After your home, it is time to declutter your thoughts and emotions.

Journaling is my favorite way to find my lost motivation and get started whenever I feel stuck in life.

Maintain a journal and write about your feeling and emotions.

Each day write about how you feel and the reason behind those feelings. I am sure, after a few days, you’ll realize what is tying you down and keeping you stuck.

Most of the times, it is not our situation that needs rectification but the way we react to it.

8. Take a trip

Go out on a small vacation.

Take a break from your job and household duties and change your scenery.

The trip doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy. And if you are extremely tight on a budget, take a day trip. And do it now.

Do not wait for that bonus or your promotion to travel. Back your bags and get away from the monotony.

Travelling is not only enjoyable, but it also gives you a fresh perspective on life.

And who knows, maybe a fresh perspective is what you need.

9. Have a goal and a plan

When you do not know where to go and what to expect from your life, it is super easy to feel stuck.

Have a goal and make a plan to achieve that goal.

Also, understand the difference between a wish and a goal.

“I want to be rich. It would solve all my problems”, is not a goal but a wish.

If you want to be rich, your goal should be earning more money.

Let’s say earn extra $500 each month is your goal. To achieve this goal, you need to have a plan.

How would you make this thing happen? In the above case, maybe by starting a side hustle or by picking up another job.

Go after your goals with all your heart till you achieve success. Life is more exciting when you work hard towards your dreams.

Keep yourself busy and do not let negative thoughts affect your zeal to change your life.

10. Talk to someone

Talk to a friend, your partner or family. Tell them what you are going through and how you are feeling.

Take it all out what you have in your mind.

To get fresh ideas and perspectives, first, you need to get rid of all the negativity and junk that is taking up all the space in your mind.

It is not wrong to ask for help. I am sure your loved ones won’t mind stretching their hand to help you get unstuck.

8 nov 2020 · The A Girl In Progress Podcast

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There’s no doubt it’s been a chaotic year, filled with plenty of restrictions, uncertainty and anxiety. The world was a very different place in January than the world we live in now and none of us could have planned for what’s unfolded. So, if you’ve fallen off track with the goals you set for yourself, don’t beat yourself up! But, as of this week, things are looking UP and there are still just under 8 weeks left of 2020. That’s still plenty of time to get back on track with your goals and be in a much better position as we move into 2021!

So, in today’s episode, I’m sharing my top 4 simple tips for getting back on track with your goals, so you can make the most of the rest of 2020 and beyond! For more tips on perfectionism, procrastination and getting unstuck — plus interviews with inspiring women — make sure you subscribe to our weekly episodes.

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Welcome to the Action Taker series! In this 4-part series, we’re going to cover how you can get out of your own head and planning mode, and into aligned, imperfect, and consistent action in every area of your life — from your work and business to your wealth, health and relationships.

Kicking us off with this bite-sized episode, we’re covering an area where many people struggle with perfectionism, procrastination, and overwhelm — and that’s creativity.

As a writer by trade, this is a topic that’s very close to my heart! I believe that you don’t have to identify as a ‘creative’ to use your voice. Whether you’re a business owner, employee, parent or student, your words are one of the most powerful tools you have, as it can open you up for new opportunities. That said, so many of us can get so stuck in wanting to make every word seem ‘perfect.’

But in this episode, I’m sharing three of my top strategies for overcoming creative perfectionism, breaking through writer’s block and getting that content out into the world. Those words will be flowing effortlessly onto the page before you know it!

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How to get unstuck and get back on track to achieving your goalsThis year has not been great for achieving my goals. I feel as if my goals got derailed between January and July. Now I need to get them back on track.

It’s been a messy six months that required me to take a close look at where I’ve been focusing my attention and time, and then revamp…almost totally. I’ve been realigning with the essence of who I am and with my values, desires, and beliefs. The result of that is that I restructured my days, moved furniture in my office, began working on projects I’d avoided, and made big decisions about what goals I really wanted to achieve this year.

I’m still in the midst of change and continue to think hard about what to do for the next six months. After all, the year is half-over. I got to do something to get myself on track to achieve at least a few goals this year.

So, what about you? Are you on track to achieve your goals this year? You have only six months to get to “done.” If you are way off track like I’ve been, here are a few things you can do to get back on track.

Throw Some Goals Away

First, re-evaluate your goals. Determine if you can still achieve them—or even want to achieve them. Then throw away the goals that no longer fit. Put the ones you know you can’t reach on the back burner, or, better yet, reschedule them for next year.

I had to throw away some of my goals. Totally. Not happening this year. Not happening ever. No longer want them to happen.

As for the ones I still wanted to accomplish but knew I wouldn’t…at least not this year, they were moved to an early next year start date (and later in the year end date). This not only got them off my plate but off my mind, which freed up mental space to focus on the goals I still can and want to achieve this year.

By focusing on goals that weren’t going to be achieved, I prevented myself from placing attention where it was really needed—on the goals that I might be able to still achieve. Plus, since I no longer felt pressured to achieve them, I stopped feeling so badly about myself for not making more progress. That freed up emotional energy as well.

What Can You Do in the Next Six Months?

The next step involves determining what you can still accomplish before year end. What goals can you achieve in six months or less?

I know that if I apply myself, I can finish writing the manuscript for my current book project. I also know I can complete a short book based on blogged material. I might even be able to write a few guest blog posts and articles for publications.

I also can enroll enough people in my Certified High Performance Group Coaching program. And I can relaunch my Nonfiction Writers’ University with a new design and focus that will make it more user-friendly.

From a personal perspective, I know I can lose weight. If I do more cardio workouts and eat a little less each day (including sweets), I can drop 5 to10 pounds…or more. I also can continue working on my health and relationships.

Making these decisions requires also deciding to give up some things—like offering as many live programs as usual and getting seconds on the meals I love most. That means giving up some income and pleasure, too. But all for a good cause. I’d gain some things in the process—like work enjoyment, a sense of congruency, space and time to do the things that matter to me, and a healthier body.

Achieving Your New Goals

As you create your new goals, take a hard look at where you are now, and get quite clear on where you want to be by December 31. What do you want to have accomplished personally and professionally? Which are your most important goals now?

Pick three to five goals maximum! (I am at fault of always having too many goals and then disappointing myself when I don’t achieve them all.) Remember…you only have six months to accomplish them. These are priority goals, you know you can achieve between now and then if you apply yourself and take consistent action toward.

Finally, create a list of needle-moving actions you must take to achieve these goals. Then break each of those actions into smaller steps, and get them on your calendar. Block time to complete each activity.

Keep in mind that not every one of these goals has to be small. In fact, you can choose a stretch goal. It will keep you motivated and excited about your future possibilities—the ones you are creating for yourself before the end of the year.

Stay on Track for the Next Six Months

Now that you have new goals for the remainder of the year, make sure you stick to the plan you created. Block time to complete tasks, evaluate your progress weekly, and continue to revamp and retool so you get where you want to go by 2020.

I talk a lot about passion, purpose and inspiration, but they are not enough to help you power through until the end of the year and achieve your goals in six months. They help, but you have to have a plan and work the plan.

You’ve got this. You know how to get back on track with your goals, and you know how to achieve them. Now, drive that train to its destination!

How are you going to get back on track to achieve your goals before the end of the year? Tell me in a comment below. And, if you enjoyed this post, please share it with your friends!


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How to get unstuck and get back on track to achieving your goals

I’ve got one thing to say to you this week, “You Betta Go Get It Girl!” Stop all this foolishness. Stop being so far up in your feelings that you can’t see it’s time to do like the Mary, Mary songs says, “Go Get Your Blessings!”

This is a BIG one especially if you have been feeling stuck, frustrated and seriously off course in your business and with respect to your life goals.

Today let’s focus on creating your Get It Girl 30 Day Roadmap to clarity, profits, productivity, and success.

First dive into the quick clip video (above) on the first of three steps to Get Back On Track Quick Click for Busy Women Entrepreneurs. This is actually a 6min excerpt of last week’s Get It Girl Success Call (listen to the full audio replay below).

Today I want to provide you with solutions around 4 common areas that many women entrepreneurs struggle with.

Getting Clear.
Clarity for me is all about setting the right blog and business goals. When I say right, I mean practical projects you can start and finish monthly that will help you work towards your goals. Are you feeling fuzzy about what you need to do right now? I’d like to share my recommendations with you via the Get It Girl, audio session below.

Getting Paid.
In order to have a sustainable business, you have to know how to consistently produce offers, close deals, retain clients, bring in steady sales and generate revenue on a regular basis. Have you found your sales sweet spot or are you still trying to figure out how to get paid online? Let’s talk about 3 essential types of money you should be bringing into your business via the Get It Girl, audio session below.

Getting Unstuck.
Movement is essential. Every day you should be working on ways to expand your brand along with smart revenue generating activities. Feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, discouraged or in a constant state of analysis-paralysis can really slow you down. Are you looking for real ways to move forward? Let’s talk about the savvy solutions I use to get unstuck via the Get It Girl, audio session below.

Getting Back on Track.
Life Happens; ish Happens… we all know how that goes. The trick is to not fall so far off course that you can’t find your way back. I’d like to share how you can bounce back from any challenge, based on my personal lessons learned. Let’s talk about three ways to restart your commitment to your goals, getting what you want, and feeling accomplished by finally started or completing the priority projects on your list.

Here is another quick audio click on how to Get Clear by starting with setting clear blog and business goals for yourself each month.

Listen to the complete 90-min audio below: Get It Girl: Get Paid. Get Clear. Get Unstuck. Get Back on Track.

Listen to TeleClass Replay Below:

3 mins

We all start the year with business goals. Like a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, you promise yourself you’ll start that new marketing campaign, organize your time, and treat your law practice like a real business.

But it doesn’t take long to fall off the wagon and dive into the chocolate cake.

The tyranny of the day-to-day grind steals your motivation. You never seem to be able to dig out from the heaps of voicemails and emails. What you thought was a goal was actually a dream.

The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline.

You probably thought you set a goal, but I’ll bet you didn’t. You didn’t set a real goal because you didn’t set a deadline, and identify the process for getting from point A to point B.

When the rubber meets the road, you can’t just set your sights on the destination. You need a measurable way of knowing whether or not you’re making progress.

It’s not just “I want to go to Fiji” then pop! You’re there. You need to look at the calendar, compare resorts, research flights, figure out how to get from the airport. Going to Fiji was a dream. Until you decided to set a deadline, and the process for making it happen. And you know how close you are. You’ve either booked the plane tickets, or not.
What do you need to do to reach your goal? What are steps one, two, three, four towards achieving it, and when will you achieve it by?

An amazing thing happens when you choose the right goals for the right reasons and follow the right steps.

Stuff gets done.

Eating elephant isn’t so hard when all you have to do today is buy a fork.

Forget the marathon. Focus on sprints.

New Year’s resolutions fail because they have no deadlines. They’re based on things people want to accomplish over the course of an entire year.

When we coach attorneys, identifying long-range goals is just the beginning. We help them break those goals down into bite-sized chunks and prioritize them.

You need to break down the year’s goals into months and weeks. Otherwise, there’s no sense of urgency to get things done.

And you can get a lot more done in a shorter period of time when you break down goals into chunks (which we call “sprints” – we have a set of tools to make sure things actually get done).

One of our members had a simple ritual – get up an hour earlier each day so he could work on his business. So the alarm buzzes an hour earlier, before the kids are awake. He pulls out his Sprint Worksheet and knows exactly what to do to make progress. Yesterday, he bought the elephant-eating fork. Today, he’s buying the knife. Step, by step, by step.

And he’s had outstanding results because he created the clarity, the space and the time he needed to achieve his goals.

Are you on track to meet your goals?

If you only identified the end goal, you probably don’t know where you stand.

But if you’ve broken down one major goal into a bunch of smaller steps, sub-goals, you’ll have a progress meter that shows how far you’ve come.

The meter will tell you if you’re ahead of schedule and on track to beat your target date.

It’ll also tell you if you’re behind – so you can pick up the pace and devote more time to achieving your goal.

And here’s the interesting part. We all get it conceptually. Yeah, yeah, break big things into little things. But a funny thing happens when we make the chunks really small. Like daily or weekly.

Every day we’re winning.

We’re accomplishing something towards our big goal. We know we’re progressing. And we’re proud of ourselves. So we do it again. So more gets done.

All those little wins – goals realized, one step at a time – add up. Quickly. With a sense of achievement and progress.

If you’re not on track now, if you’ve ever set a goal and bailed on it, don’t think of it as a personal failing. It isn’t. It’s a process failure. You just didn’t put in place the right framework.

So now: make a goal a real goal. Give it a deadline. Put in place the steps. Break them down. Execute. And win.

How to get unstuck and get back on track to achieving your goals

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Disclosure: This post is intended for an audience of adults age 18 and older. This is a sponsored post that has been compensated by Cue® Vapor and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

At the beginning of the year, I told you guys how I crush my goals each year. However, as I said then it’s easy to get off track with goals and start to feel discouraged. It happens to the best of us. Therefore, since more than half of the year has passed I wanted to discuss goals again, share my progress, and let you know that there’s still time to get back on track with your goals before the end of the year. So let’s get started.

Recap of My Goals

Before I get started with my goal tips I first want to do a recap of the goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year for those of you who may have missed my last post.

  • Get my finances more in order
  • Switch to vaping
  • Working no more than 40 hours per week
  • Get caught up with medical appointments

(Note: I did set more goals for myself but since these were the ones discussed here I’ll just stick to these so you can see how my tips actually worked so far for me this year.)

Review Your Goals and Evaluate What You Have Already Accomplished

The first step to getting back on track with your goals is to revisit them and evaluate what you have already accomplished.

In my case, I advanced with two of my anchor clients which allowed me to not only get my finances more in order but also to work 40 or fewer hours every week. I’ve been keeping track of my hours via RescueTime .

Furthermore, continuing off of the finance goal my smoke jar has been coming along rather nicely. In fact, it’s currently 100% full so I’m going to have to either start another one next month or upgrade to a larger one.

My medical goals, on the other hand, isn’t going so well. While I have basically had a checkup, if having to go to Patients First once when I came down with a bug counts, I have to still finish going to the dentist. I had two dentist appointments, but I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled and invest in Invisalign.

Finally, vaping is going better than expected, though I’m not where I would like to be. I’m still purchasing cigarettes but not as many as I was last year. Plus, I’m still using Cue.

For those who may be wondering how it’s going with Cue, the good news is I am down to 0mg. When I started I tried out all three strengths to see which one was right for me since I was new to vaping. However, over these past few months, I have found 0mg/ml to be perfect for me.

Currently, I’m using the Blueberry Donut option and it smells amazing from the time you take it out of the package. Plus, I’m still enjoying how easy Cue is to use. It just requires you to basically charge it, put in a new cartridge, and then use it. With my current usage, one cartridge lasts me for more than a week. If you want to see my detailed tutorial on Cue make sure to read this article .

By evaluating my goals, I can see that my focus for the end of the year needs to be getting serious about switching to vaping only and taking care of my dental work.

Now I know everyone isn’t going to have the same goals as me. However, as you can see from evaluating your goals from my examples it helps you know where you need to focus your time and what goals turned into successes.

Amend Your Goals to Make Them More Obtainable by the End of the Year

Back in January, I mentioned breaking large goals into smaller goals. The same applies here with getting back on track with your goals. Turn the goals that you’ve had a hard time making headway with into even more manageable goals to increase your chances of reaching them. For me, I’ll break getting caught up with medical appointments down too:

  • Finish having teeth cleaned
  • Make an appointment for wisdom teeth removal
  • Make an appointment for Invisalign consultation

To help with my finance related goal and vaping goal I’ll add in some more specific goals such as:

  • Purchase no more than 2 packs of cigarettes a week
  • Purchase new Cue cartridges every 2-3 months
  • Put 10% of payment from anchor clients into savings

By amending goals it’ll help you accomplish whatever it is that you have left before the start of the year or at least get close to it.

Make Sure Your Goals Are Still Visible

This year I’ve been keeping tabs on my goals via a combination of written in a notebook and Google spreadsheets. However, for 2019, I’ve decided I’m going to keep track of my goals with Ready, Set, Goals! , which includes stickers and a motivational quote for each month.

However, the options are limitless when it comes to how you make sure your goals are visible – the main point is to just make sure that they are.

Celebrate Your Victories so Far

As I mentioned earlier, most of the goals that I had set for myself at the beginning of the year are processing nicely. Therefore, I was able to sit back and celebrate my victories so far.

To do this is could be something as simple as rewarding yourself with a spa day, some new shoes, or going out to dinner. The celebration could be as big or as small as you like.

Closing Thoughts – It’s Not Too Late to Get Back on Track with Your Goals

Goals help us reach our dreams!

Whether you have a dream of doing something such as purchasing your first house by a certain age or year or just want to take a vacation it is 100% possible with goals. Once your goals are met your dream will come true and you’ll see that all of the discipline, in the beginning, helped you not only reach your dreams but you are also able to add new positive lifestyle habits into your mix.

How have your goals been processing so far this year? Make sure to tell me about them in the comments section below.