Time management is not easy. Yet, we all have the same 24 hours in one day. This blog post is the first of a series to help you become organized and better achieve goals.
Goals often elude us because we are more focused on the end result, rather than actions required to reach them. Goal achievement depends on the specifics of your approach.
To develop the specifics via BAM! (Benchmarks, Achieve, Motivation):
a. Benchmarks- Set benchmarks that are mandatory steps leading up to the goal.
For instance, a goal to lose ten pounds by June 1, will not happen without a new eating and exercise plan. Realize that goals take time. Set dates for the implementation of new eating and exercise plans NOW. Don’t wait until May 28th to put in motion the steps needed to reach a June 1 goal.
b. Achieve- Examine WHY you want to achieve the goal. If the achievement is for someone else and not for yourself, readjust your goal.
c. Motivation- Determine what is MOTIVATING you. Is it a “new look”? New clothes? Better health?
Envision yourself achieving your goal -- whether it is weight loss, sitting down as a family for dinner, or finishing an important project. Seeing yourself at the finish line is important and so is imagining how it will make you feel. Anticipating the feeling of achievement is as important as the resulting vision.
NEXT BLOG: “So why do most people fail to achieve their goals?”