Setting goals is easy, but staying motivated while working to reach
them is hard. The tips below may help you stay on track,
even when the going gets tough!
Take baby steps so you don’t get overwhelmed.
Ensure the goals you set are in line with your reality.
Small daily changes to your routine can add up
over time, amounting to big results in the
long run.
Remind yourself of the reasons why you set your goals. Identifying the things you
want and writing them down will make it easier for you to track your progress and stay
motivated.
Confront your excuses head-on. Bernie Roth, author of The Achievement Habit: Stop
Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life, recommends correcting yourself
whenever you make an excuse for why you can’t work toward your goals. It’ll likely take a
few corrections before you stop making excuses, “but after a few times, you’ll stop… if you
believe your own baloney reasons, you’ll never change your behavior.”
Celebrate the progress you’ve made, however small. At the end of each day, reflect
back on the things you accomplished—you may even want to write them down. Reviewing
the list of things