Recommit to Your Goals Daily

Yesterday, we talked about making big goals more attainable … by breaking them down into smaller, less scary chunks. If you missed it, go here.

Once you have your long-term goals broken down into monthly, weekly, and daily tasks, you might be wondering:

“How do I keep going day after day?”

Or, “How do I stay motivated to achieve my goals?”

Here’s what I do: Recommit daily.

First, I write my goals down (like we talked about here).

Then, I write down why I want to achieve those goals. This advice – which I picked up from Nick Usborne and Rebecca Matter – helps in two ways:

First, it ensures I’m setting goals that will get me closer to my core values. Second, reminding myself of my reasons “why” helps me commit – and recommit – to my long-term goals.

You see, when you’re working toward long-term goals, the rewards aren’t always immediate.

To stay inspired and motivated, you need to know why you’re doing it – and remind yourself of it often!

I recommit to my goals every morning. But, if you find your energy or motivation lagging at any point in the day, pull out your goal document and review your reasons why.

Today’s Action Step: Make sure you know the reasons why you want to achieve each of your goals. Write them down.

And, remember to recommit when needed. You can choose to start making progress at any point – even if you’ve slacked off the past few days … or weeks … or months.

Things happen, life takes over, and we procrastinate. That’s okay, and it shouldn’t keep us from making future progress.

Don’t give up.

Instead, review your reasons why, recommit, and keep going.

If you’re no longer motivated by your current goals, re-evaluate them. Also, be sure to read this blog about discovering your core values.

Then, let’s talk about your goals! Share in the comments here.

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