You’re Halfway Through The Year: Ways To Stick To Your Plans

June 8, 2015  |  

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How has the new year been treating you? Hopefully it’s been a productive one that’s allowed you to reach your goals.

Each year I try my hardest to set goals that will help better myself as a person and career. For the most part, they’re practical as I love to dream. That doesn’t mean I don’t keep it real when it comes to my situation. So far I’ve been about to cross a few things off my list, which is pretty good considering we still have many months before we enter a new year. Then there are setbacks that unexpectedly occur and throw a monkey wrench in your plans. Personally I’m not one to throw my hands up in defeat if my ideas take a little longer than expected to realize. If things were that easy, everyone and their mama would do it.

Hopefully you don’t get too discouraged in the presence of detours and dead ends. Even if you have yet to hit your milestones, there’s still time to see the changes you want. All you need to do is stick to your plans and work them to the best of your ability.

Always remember why it is you want to accomplish these particular goals. There had to be a reason. Look back to your inspirations that include a person or even situation that makes you want to better yourself. Get excited about the possibility that it can very well happen. Hold on to this optimism, which will keep you motivated on your journey. No matter how much time it takes, you need to stay dedicated to your vision.

Still need a little boost? Here are some tips on how to stay motivated and make the remaining months of the year productive.

Write down goals and look at them daily. Sometimes you need a physical reminder of the things you wish to accomplish. Write down your goals and place them somewhere visible and accessible. Look at them daily so you can feel inspired to try a little harder. If you see it, you can achieve it.

Look for inspiring examples. It’s okay to have self-doubt or feel inadequate from time to time. Hopefully you can snap yourself out of these feelings so you can have the necessary confidence to continue on your journey. Search for an example or two of someone who’s doing what you desire. If they can do it, so can you.

Set weekly deadlines. If you’re able to accomplish your goals on the daily, by all means, continue to do so. Weekly deadlines might be a little easier to digest and manage. With a few extra days to get tasks done, you’ll have more time and less pressure. You might also want to consider setting reminders so you can remember important dates and the things you need to do.

Work with an accountability partner. Didn’t you know there’s strength in numbers? Share your plans with someone you trust who can hold you accountable to what you say you’re going to do. Even if you’re awesome at self-encouragement, there’s nothing more enriching than having someone else in your corner. Iron sharpens iron.

Regardless of what you do, allow room for the unexpected. If you haven’t hit any noteworthy milestones just yet, keep on trucking. It would be great if they could all happen by year’s end, but that’s not always the case. Don’t allow unexpected life situations to ruin your hustle. So long as you’re working towards your goals and remain dedicated to what you want to do, you’re going to get to where you want to be.

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