Let's talk about goal-getting tactics. A timely subject for the new year. And, it’s perfect for you if you’ve set a BIG resolution for 2021.
I’m talking about that big scary goal that’s lurking in the back of your mind ... something huge, like running a marathon, going plant-based, dropping clothes sizes, becoming more “minimalist,” saving $$$ to buy/pay off a house or retire, or … well, you get the picture.
These are BIG GOALS that require a big commitment!
They can take time … energy … and a LOT of patience.
Which can make them seem overwhelming… which means it will likely be harder to keep your energy and motivation up!
One tactic to achieving those huge goals is to break your big goal into SMALLER MINI-GOALS … goals that you can achieve in a short period of time. I know you’ve probably heard this before…but it’s shocking how many people don’t actually put this into practice.
When you create smaller goals, you tap into the power of momentum to push yourself forward. Let’s say you’ve always wanted to run a marathon, but you’re not much of a runner (yet). The idea of going from the couch to running 26.2 miles seems a little wild, right?
What if you started with a mini-goal of jogging for just 5 or 10 minutes without stopping? That gives you the confidence to build up until you can run a 5K (3.1 miles) … and then a 10K … and then your next goal, and the next, and then the marathon.
The key is to recognize and celebrate each new mini-goal! This helps you build up some serious confidence and excitement, making it a LOT more likely for you to smash your ultimate goals!
It’s incredibly empowering.
What BIG GOAL is on your list for 2021?!
And… more importantly, what’s that FIRST step you’re going to take to achieve it?