Great job on setting a goal, committing, and coming up with a plan. Now it is time to follow through. Some would argue that this is the hardest part, where many people get distracted and let their goals just slip away.
I am going to share an easy trick for keeping your goal right in front of you so that you can stay focused and follow through!
Have you ever noticed a common mistake new drivers make? They tend to wave back and forth in a zig-zag pattern between the centre and the side of the road instead of driving straight down the middle. This is because the driver is looking at the lines in the middle or side of the road. The vehicle follows. The trick is to keep your eyes on the middle of the road, not the lines.
The same is true with goals. It is easy to be distracted, or even focused on the wrong thing, and wherever you are looking, the rest of you will follow. Here are a few tricks you can use to make sure you see your goal every single day. Keeping it fresh in your mind will help you stay motivated and help you follow through on your plan.
What I do: I like to write down my goal on a 3×5 flash card and put it somewhere I will see every day.
- Put it on your mirror. It’s private, AND it’s a place you look at least once a day.
- Make technology work for you. Take a picture of your goal and make it your save screen on your phone, or make it the desktop background on your computer.
- Set a reminder with your goal on your phone for the same time every day.
Writing down your goal and putting it where you will see it daily MAY seem like such a small thing….. but it will make a big difference keeping you focused.
It only takes a few minutes to do so I want you to go do it right now!
Take a pic and show me where you put YOUR goal reminder.
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Next week, we will talk about the number one thingyou need to keep you on track that most people don’t do. It’s probably the biggest factor in whether you succeed or not.