Updated: Nov 27, 2020
Remember that you are serving yourself to improve yourself.
Setting goals is not easy. It’s easy to say, ‘’I’ll do this” or “I’m going to do that” - but with the fast-paced life many of us lead, it turns into the procrastination game very easily and sadly, many goals aren’t realized.
The best bet is to be realistic and not set sights so high that you need a telescope to see where those intentions went! You may have heard this before, but writing things down really does work. It is both a visual and a therapeutic motivator. I have done this and texted myself too, and I can honestly say that it’s a freeing feeling to be able to check off those ‘to-dos’.
Look at goal-setting as a way to thank yourself later for the effort you made to make YOU happy. It’s an opportunity for you to reflect, review, be self-accountable, self-assess, accomplish something and so on - it can be whatever you want it to be. It can actually be fun and allows you to set priorities, visually and mentally crossing out items as you succeed and giving yourself that victory, small or large, that you've set out for yourself to win.
Another suggestion I'd like to make is to not always have a set date to accomplish your goals (if possible). It’s important to be realistic and that’s where the mission to conquer can get lost, especially if there’s more “to-dos” coming up!
Too often, we don’t thank or credit ourselves enough as it can come off as self-serving and not “humble” - but you have to remember that you are serving yourself to improve yourself.
There is no harm in being good to YOU. And whether you accomplish your goal in the same day or it takes much longer than that, it’s an opportunity to reflect and determine where you want to be – step by step. So be good to yourself and go get it.