How to Hit Your Goals by Doing Less

Recently, I worked on some major goals. The two biggest goals I had for the 2019 year were H-U-G-E. I hit one goal, but I haven’t quite hit the other.

As the year is winding down, I’m finding that I have been scrambling a lot to hit that last goal, but I feel like a running hamster because I keep doing more, but I’m not reaching that goal. In the past month, though, I believe I discovered the secret to hitting my goals: DO LESS!

If you are trying to scramble to meet your goals from last year or you’re even contemplating what your resolution is going to be for next year, understand that you’ll reach the goals quicker by not doing too much.

Don’t get overwhelmed!

I have a one-track type of mindset. Once I start thinking about something, it’s all I can think about until I’ve gotten to where I want to be. My laser focus is great for things like writing and studying, but is terrible for things like living and being an actual adult.

If you set a goal, don’t obsess over it. Think about it, track it and complete it. Then, let it go.

Don’t try too many! 

If you’ve got too many goals going on in your head or on paper, you won’t be able to focus on getting them done. Instead, focus on one or two of the goals you have set for yourself. By doing this, you can make sure you are going to give yourself the time you need to really bring things back into perspective while completing the goals. Doing this will help you also think about what you can do to reach each individual goal. It will give you the help you need to stay on track.

Break them down! 

Instead of saying right off the top that you’re going to make a million dollars in one year, start small. Say you’re going to make your first $20,000. Then, say you’re going to make your first $100,000. As you hit these goals, you’ll gain confidence. The confidence can help you push forward and make the goals exactly what you need them to be. It can also give you the motivation to keep working toward your ultimate goal. The easiest way to be sure you’re going to hit your goals is to break them up and make them smaller than what they were when you first started out.

Don’t beat yourself up! 

If you don’t hit the goal you had in mind in the certain time frame you had planned, don’t be worried about it. In fact, you can actually get a lot done if you don’t worry about reaching the goal. Think about doing whatever it is you’re doing for leisure instead of just trying to hit a goal. You may find that it’s more enjoyable which can make you get to the stopping point faster. But, if you don’t make it to the finish line? It’s not the end of the world. Try again.

What are some of the goals you had for the past year? What goals are you thinking of for the upcoming year?

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