How do you actually achieve your goals?
Do you want to know how to set goals and achieve them?
These are some of the most-asked questions this time of year.
As everyone sets and breaks New Year’s Resolutions, looks for help and guidance on reaching their goals, and searches for clarity and direction in their life.
The New Year brings new possibilities and opportunities to achieve your goals. For you, to set meaningful goals and finally follow through on them. To make 2018 your year!
Although It’s All You Boo is ALL ABOUT goal slaying, I knew that sometimes to give the VERY BEST advice on how to achieve your goals, you need a little help from your friends.
So over the last few months, I’ve reached out to the goal slaying experts whose wisdom and experience with achieving their own goals I admire and trust. It is with great pleasure that It’s All You Boo features this collection of “achieving your goals” expert advice.
Collectively I know that it is our hope that 2018 is the year you really do achieve your goals. That you push beyond simple goal setting and New Year’s Resolutions, past the day to day challenges of achieving your goals, into the success that comes with having a plan, aligning with your mission and values, setting fewer goals, staying focused on what’s important and the other amazing ways to achieve your goals you’ll read below.
Achieve Your Goals for the New Year By:
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- Planning & Writing Down Your Goals
- Aligning with Your Mission and Values
- Setting Fewer & Smaller Goals
- Making Specific and SMART Goals
- Focusing on What’s Important
- Excersing Self-Discipline and Commitment
- Being Passionate & Compassionate
- Building a Supportive Community & Accountability
Achieve Your Goals By Planning & Writing Them Down
Jill Conyers, Jill Conyers Fitness, Health & Happiness
“Every journey begins with a map.
You’re the navigator of this journey, and the best navigators have considered all parts of the journey to get to the destination of living your best life.”
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Allison Marshall, Wonderlass
“To first get extreme clarity about exactly WHAT you want and WHY, so that you can start by setting the RIGHT goals.
Once you’ve actually set your goals, you need to create a detailed plan by breaking your BIG goals down into smaller, doable goals to track your progress throughout the year.
And then break THOSE smaller goals down into specific, small action steps and then actually PLUG THEM ALL INTO your favorite planner.”
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Leticia Quilez Rubio, Blackco
“Forget about resolutions, resolutions are just wishes, and wishes are useless without nothing else. We need a plan. A wish is just a good start point, that’s it, but if you really want to accomplish your goals, make a plan. Spilt your wishes into goals and work to achieve them.
Think about tasks that help you conquer your wishes, plan them, schedule them and work consistently. Nothing great comes easy. The pro tip is to transform these tasks, tasks that help you to achieve your goals, into habits.
Habits are the key to success, you will move toward your goals day in day out with even thinking too much about it.
Love your habits and you will conquer anything.”
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Arfa Nazeer, Epife
“Planning! That’s one thing I always recommend. Of course, you’ve to be strategic when it comes to goal setting but it works magically.
Always plan your goals. Write it down. That’s big! Don’t burden your brain with planning. Instead, put your goals in a planner or a notebook.
I’ve already started jotting down ideas to achieve my goals for next year. This time, I’m going to use every single minute with better planning and effective goal setting. Try to do strategic planning for your goals. Be more specific. Make things clear. Don’t forget to treat yourself often. 😉”
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Carolin Eichholz, Mom Can Do This
“Don’t put off planning, because you think you have no time for that. Failing to plan is planning to fail. It is true. This year, I have accomplished more than ever by setting aside some time each day, week, month and quarter to set up goals and identify crucial action steps.
Review the progress you made and be honest with yourself. Where did you struggle, what tasks do you procrastinate on? Establish and use a planning system that suits your need, digital or pen and paper.
Just do plan. Even a few minutes of planning can go a long way.”
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Erin Shoemaker, Sincerely, Erin XOXO
“My #1 tip for achieving goals for the new year is first to sit down and ‘Declutter Your Mind.’
What I mean by that is write everything down what’s on your mind for the new year. Then go through each of those thoughts and determine which ones are most important, fit with your blog focus and schedule them for the following year!!
Using a digital or tangible planner so everything is scheduled is truly the best way to achieve results!”
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Makaela Premont, Uniquely Mickie
“The biggest tip that I can give to achieving your goals in the new year is to actually write down all of your goals, big or small.
Then you want to create an action plan or smaller goals that you can start that eventually leads you to your bigger overall goal.
I love being able to see my goals in my face every day so I have a note app on my Mac that lets me list out all of my goals on my desktop.
This can really help you stay motivated and be able to mark things off your list as you go.”
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Achieve Your Goals by Aligning with Your Mission & Values
“One of the challenges folks tell me they have with their goals is that they lose motivation. But, looking closer, we discover that motivation isn’t the issue.
The problem is that they’ve set goals based what they think they “should” want, instead of what they ACTUALLY want.
So, my #1 tip is to let go of other people’s expectations of you and pick goals that arise from YOUR needs, values, and desires.
Not only will you have a natural sense of motivation but you’ll also be more satisfied when you reach those goals.”
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Laura Brassie, Ivory & Pine
“I think achieving big goals comes down to this: personal ownership.
If this goal is coming from your mom, partner, friends, or anyone other than you, it’s not going to happen. Sure, you might make some progress.
You might even technically meet the goal. But if it’s not truly a priority for you, it won’t last, and it will probably add more stress to your life than happiness.
Where to go from here? Think through what your core values are, and where YOU want to go in life. Create goals that align with your values, not the values of others.”
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Elyse Santilli, Notes on Bliss
“Upgrade your mindset and energy to match your dreams.
Imagine the future version of you who has already achieved what you desire for the new year.
How would this person think? How would they feel? How would they act? What habits would they have to support them?
Begin to step into that identity and energy now and you will be inspired to create your goals with more inspiration and flow.“
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“My number one tip/practice for achieving any goal – is to look at your motives first.
Acceptance and radical honesty are not for the faint of heart. BUT if you are brave enough to venture within, your goal setting changes – you are not running from, you are running to.
Why are you going after this ‘thing’ in the first place and does it really serve you and others? Are you goal setting to distract or to honor yourself?
You already know your purpose and your path – your goals. You just have to be brave enough to meet them. So get silent, listen to your intuition and then use your intellect to act on it.
You will achieve your goals when you take ALIGNED ACTION which is founded on strong, deeper, inner knowing.”
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Elizabeth Masarik, Crazy Busy Happy Life
“Setting goals is a powerful way to think about your perfect future.
It’s also a way to manifest positive affirmations. When we say positive affirmations we are moving our brains in the direction we want to go. Setting goals makes us move in that desired direction.
When you set goals, realistically envision what you want your life to look like. If it’s sitting in front of a fireplace with close friends and family, being a workaholic isn’t the best way to achieve that.
Now don’t let me discourage you from setting a “million dollar” goal. Just be conscious of the things you truly want and the things you are willing to do to get there. Being aware of your true heart’s desire will make achieving your real goals possible.”
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Brennan, Our Home On Purpose
“What gives me direction, motivation, and balance in pursuing my goals is having a personal mission statement.
I used to cringe at that phrase, too! But using Steven Covey’s model, it is so doable and has provided so much clarity – not just in the big picture but truly day-to-day.
Develop mini-mission-statements for each role in your life, and review it every. week. before you start planning.
It helps you keep every area in focus & break down your life goals into daily actions. It is the ultimate “beginning with the end in mind”!”
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Alexa Rosario, Millennial Empire Builders
“Don’t set a New Years resolution. Focus on setting a ‘one word’ theme that will act as a north compass for all of your habits and decisions for the year.
So instead of ‘I’m going to start going to the gym’, you might change the focus to ‘energy’ — which means that you’ll focus on eating for energy, working out, and prioritizing your mental health and then constantly remind yourself of your one word.
Last year, my one word was discipline — I had to be consistent. Next year, my one word is leverage — I’m working on finding people to bring into my world who have a goal in alignment with mine.”
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Katie Harp, RESILIENT
“Before the New Year, I like to figure out a ‘word of the year’ that will guide all of my goals.
In the past, I’ve chosen words like ‘trust,’ ‘streamline,’ or ‘grow,’ and then try to center most of the goals in my life around that theme.
I usually don’t create super specific, number-based goals for the entire year up front because things can change from month to month or you might make progress faster or more slowly than you anticipated, so it’s easier to keep your goals at the beginning of the year more general and then make them more specific as you enter each month, week, or day.”
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Achieve Your Goals by Setting Fewer & Smaller Goals
Monique Malcolm, Keep Chasing the Stars
“Spend some time getting really clear about what you want to achieve in the next 365 days. You can’t do it all.
Think about what’s realistic for you, what feels like something that will push you out of your comfort zone, your resources and your overall willingness to commit.
Then, create a list of 5 things. Focus and go hard working to check all 5 things off of that list.”
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Alissa Carpenter, Everything’s Not Ok… and That’s Ok
“Creating goals specifically for the new year can be overwhelming! To relieve the pressure, choose one goal that you hope to accomplish in the first 90 days of the year.
This goal can be a stepping stone to a larger goal or a smaller scale achievement.
The key is to choose something you’re excited about, have the capacity to accomplish, and can create an accountability network around.
This shorter time frame will give you the opportunity to evaluate your progress earlier and make an action plan if you’re falling short of your goal.“
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“My number one tip is to start small when setting goals.
If you have a huge dream and aim for it, you are likely to get overwhelmed, frustrated and give up on your dreams.
Set small achievable goals each day towards your one big goal. When you get to the end of the month you will realize you have taken 30 small steps and will be closer to achieving your dream.
It is all about breaking it down into small achievable goals. Once the momentum starts you won’t want to stop.“
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Michele Cook, Michele’s Finding Happiness
“My number 1 tip for achieving your goals in the new year is do not overdo it. When we get excited about our goals we tend to set too many goals.
I know that was me last year, I set so many big giant goals I didn’t have the time, money, and energy to put my full weight behind any of them.
Limit yourself to three big goals. There will be lots of small goals that contribute to the big ones, but this year you want to stay laser-focused on your big three.”
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Laura Smith, I Heart Planners
“My number 1 tip for achieving your goals is to set fewer goals and really dive deep into those.
Once you have those you can add more. But trying to do too much makes it harder to really accomplish anything.”
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Mia Fox, Another Success Blog
“My tip for achieving goals is to be more strategic about it. While personal goals or dreams can be very emotional, I would look at them a bit more strategical and treat them like projects.
This is a no-brainer for business objectives but how about our personal goals, like running that 5K or starting a morning routine? Setting out a strategy and a small project plan for your goal can break it down into more digestible steps.
We should set big goals, to be motivated to take action but big goals can also be overwhelming, approaching them with the right strategy can really help.”
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“We should set big goals, to be motivated to take action but big goals can also be overwhelming, approaching them with the right strategy can really help.” – Mia Fox, Another Success Blog
Achieve Your Goals by Setting SMART & Specific Goals
Hannah Slack, Hannah Elizabeth
“My number one tip for achieving your goals is to make SMART goals. When you’re making your goals make sure that they are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely.
That’s not to say that you can’t make goals that will challenge you and be challenging, but making 50 goals that are difficult are not going to be realistically achieved well.
One of my favorite quotes is “Don’t try to be a different person, try to be a better person.”
Simply put, if you implement small changes over a longer period of time you are more likely to end up in a happier place.”
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Monique Solomon, Irie Diva
“My tip for achieving your goals in the new year is to get as specific as possible with your intended goal.
If your goal is to lose weight, write out some specific things that you can do to achieve this goal each month.
I find breaking up big or difficult tasks into small, specific, actionable steps, help me to maintain my focus and keep going.”
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Kayla Bastermajian, Kayla B. Collection
“Make sure you don’t get overwhelmed or discouraged by the end result of your goals.
An easy way to do this is to break down your big goals into smaller attainable wins or steps.
Set these smaller goals to be accomplished in a specified, and realistic period of time.
These smaller wins will not only lead you to your main goal but continue to motivate you along the way! ”
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Denise Smith, My Own to Tell
“My number one tip for achieving goals is to make them specific and write down clearly what the goal is.
Then, break your goals into steps, taking one step at a time and after each step go back to the initial goal to reevaluate it and celebrate the journey.
Also, make sure to acknowledge your lack of effort or to update the goal as you move towards it.”
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Achieve Your Goals by Staying Focused on What’s Important
Reina Pomeroy, Reina & Co.
“I have to practice what I preach and get good at keeping the focus on what’s most important.
While it’s tempting to try new things or just to go with the flow and say yes to new opportunities, but keeping your focus on what we plan makes achieving goals more intentional.
But don’t be too rigid, like balancing on a beam, you want to have agility and flexibility to cross and create room to have some fun!”
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Julie Hage, Filling the Jars
“Don’t think about ALL the goals ALL the time.
Instead, do some preliminary work to determine your highest priority. Then, focus intensely on that ONE goal for two weeks. Your other goals will wait.
If you’re someone who is easily overwhelmed and you feel like you need to work on #allthethings every day (even though you don’t want to), giving yourself the freedom to focus on only ONE goal will open the floodgates of productivity and confidence.”
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Lauren Yacht, Minimalist Domestically
“Do less. Fewer goals, fewer obligations, fewer tasks.
Narrow down your goals to one or two that are truly important and let go of the rest for now.
Leave space in your life for what is truly important to you, and you will be amazed by what you can accomplish.”
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Coco Dale, Blog Darling
“Eliminate time-wasting activities!
For me, this means cutting out non-essential blogging activities so that I can focus on successfully running my blogging biz.
This includes activities like spending hours participating in Facebook groups, scrolling through Instagram, and reading totally off-topic blog posts!”
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Alexis Nichole, Simply Nichole
“I would say that my number one tip for achieving my goals in the New Year is to stay focused.
Life is full of distractions and we can get knocked off our game in a blink of an eye. So, staying focused on what you want to achieve and how you’re going to achieve it is definitely key for me.”
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Achieve Your Goals with Self-Discipline and Commitment
Sam Brown, Smart Twenties
“Instead of trying to keep yourself motivated to stick to your goals, expect that you won’t be motivated and develop the self-discipline that will allow you to continue with that goal regardless of how you feel moment-to-moment.
The only way I’ve ever been able to achieve a goal is to completely eliminate the dream-killing statement ‘I’ll see how I feel’.”
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Brittany Hoopes, Soultiply
“In order to stick with your goals this year, a light bulb needs to go off in your head and your heart, where you get to the point that you say to yourself, “I’m serious and committed to making my dreams come true.”
Usually, that requires rediscovering a deep sense of personal integrity. We keep promises to our loved ones all the time, so why do we break promises to ourselves?
Build up trust with yourself, so that when you say that you are going to do something, you trust and believe in yourself enough that you KNOW you will follow through.”
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Janett, Lifestyle Inspired
“Commit to your goal and never give up! I know how hard it can be to start a new goal and want to give up after you see how challenging it is.
There will be days when you will feel unmotivated and might not do anything that will help you get closer to your goal, but don’t let that discourage you! If you just push through that hard time, you will get closer to your end goal and before you know it, you will achieve it.
See every day as a fresh new start. Just because yesterday you weren’t able to stay focused or be productive, it doesn’t mean that today can’t be different. Every day is a new opportunity to keep pursuing your goals, so never give up.”
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Ashlyn Skaar, A Study in Skaarlet
“Use your mornings! I am the farthest thing from a morning person, but becoming disciplined and taking advantage of my mornings have helped me become much more organized and focused on my business.
Quitting your snooze button habit, creating a morning routine, and planning your day ahead can help you be a better entrepreneur.”
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Laura, Those Positive Thoughts
“Design your time: One of the reasons why some people give up on their goals is because of time constraints, that’s why my number one tip for achieving your goals in the new year is to design your time.
First, block out time for your non-negotiable’s such as work or school. Next schedule time to work on your goals, I recommend starting with your morning routine.
If you set your alarm before the rest of the house wakes up and before you need to start your day, you can set time aside to work on your goals.”
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Amy Coats, Two Week Notice Society
“You aren’t going to achieve your 2018 goals or create your dream career if you feel like there is not enough time in the day.
In order to be able to receive the freedom and flexibility you’re dreaming of, you have to be able to master your life right now. This starts with creating positive time management habits.
First, we will help you master your time and productivity so your calendar and to-do list actually get you motivated, not stressed!
These time management strategies I am teaching you will not only change your life, just like they did for me but also help you to achieve your goals! These are the steps I take and try my best to implement every single day!”
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Jasmine and Phrieda Bogere, J&P Living
“Our number one tip to achieving your goals next year is to be flexible with your methods.
When things go south or challenges arise it doesn’t mean that you won’t reach your goals. It’s okay if things don’t go perfectly as planned. Everything is figuroutable.
Embrace the challenges and roadblocks and be persistent.”
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Achieve Your Goals by Being Passionate & Compassionate
Naomi Andrews, My Fair Olinda
“I go after my goals by taking a few key steps, being intentional and following through.
The most important step you can take is to answer your why. The answer to why you want to achieve your goals keeps you motivated and focused.
Find your purpose. Know what you are most passionate about. Those priorities will help you hone in on your goals. Goals help us live intentionally. They give us clear objectives and take us beyond hoping to actual achievement.
I believe being bold is also key. When you set goals be willing to do things differently. The whole reason you are setting goals is to make changes and find forward momentum. You’ve got this!”
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Stefanie Mcdonald, My Bump & Grind
“My number one tip for achieving goals in the new year is to be passionate about what it is you’re trying to achieve.
Passion drives us to do the work needed to achieve goals. Without passion for the goal, you won’t have anything to push you towards it on the hard days.
The hard days are the days when you’re too tired to do anything. Those are the days you’ll need your passion to wake you up and get you moving.”
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Tina Milnes, Blonde Beet Nirvana
“I’m a big advocate of choosing goals based on how I want to FEEL vs. an objective endpoint or result.
For example, one of my goals for 2018 is to let go of unnecessary stress. Then, I come up with a plan of action.
In this case, it’s adding more yoga and meditation into my daily routine…it’s spending 15 minutes on Sunday mapping out my week in my planner…and even writing myself little sticky notes to breathe into the discomfort when things become frazzled.
Choose how you want to FEEL and make it happen!”
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“Set the intention to practice self-compassion in your life this new year to help you on the path of achieving your goals.
Self-compassion is the act of feeling genuine warmth and care towards yourself and for your own well-being. A simple way to achieve self-compassion is to use a journal to express and reflect on your thoughts and feelings, track your hopes and dreams, and identify and acknowledge any fears or personal sufferings you are experiencing.
Practice accepting the good and the bad in your life while reminding yourself that you are human. Consider your needs and make an action plan in order to take care of yourself and put the notion of self-compassion into practice.”
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Achieve Your Goals With a Supportive Community & Accountability
“Once you define your meaningful goal, don’t hesitate to ask for help.
Yes, you can do a lot of things on your own, but the bigger your dream, the more you’ll need to learn and do.
Stop wasting time and energy on things you can delegate. Save them for the tasks that only you can do and that will bring you closer to your objective.
Whether it’s an accountability partner, a VA, or a coach, invite others to join your journey. Together, you can accomplish a lot more!”
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Siobhan Sudberry, BeFree Project
“My #1 goal tip for achieving your goals in the new year is to find an accountability partner.
Having people in my life hold me accountable to do what I say I’m going to do keeps me on target and helps me crush my goals year after year.
When you’re the only person who knows about what you’re working on it’s easy for you to give up and quit. However, when you have to check-in with someone on a weekly basis you’re more like to get stuff done.”
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Stephanie Eiler, Citrus & Sun
“In the New Year, I want to talk about my goals more often with others.
I think it’s so important to surround yourself with encouraging and supportive people who can not only hold you accountable but can cheer you on along the way!!“
👉🏽 Stephanie share’s why you should start Planning Your Next Goal Trip. Citrus & Sun also has inspiring posts that encourage you to live your best life. Plus, her original artwork is stunning.
“Tell everyone about your goals! It will keep you accountable.
If you’re looking to lose weight, run a marathon, or simply walk around the block, let your friends and family know.
They will celebrate your successes with you, and also boost you up when you get discouraged. There will be some naysayers in the group, but you don’t need that noise!
A great community around you will help you be more effective at reaching your goals for the new year.”
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Onyi Azih, Sincerely Onyi
“Speak your goals out loud to those you trust.
Always consider the input of those that know you best! Then, do whatever your soul says is right.
Getting outside perspective opens you up to ideas you may have missed and could redirect you to your true purpose.”
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Odueki Ayemenre, The Online Compass
“My best tip for actualizing my goals for the new year is to network as best as I can.
The goals I’m setting for the new year are mostly to do with achieving success in blogging. Blogging can be overwhelming, and it’s definitely not a one-woman show. It’s a community!
I have been running my blog for five months now, and my experience so far has taught me that the way you get around it is to surround yourself with friends that are capable of supporting you.”
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Rachael Mariani, Uninvincible Mom
“The hardest part of achieving my goals is staying motivated, for sure! I start out completely pumped but over time, that initial motivation wears off and I slowly fall off the wagon.
What I have found is that you need to create your own motivation on a continual basis. Fill your life with inspiration–put post-its all over your house or car, follow inspiring people social media, find podcasts or books, surround yourself with people who have the same goals, or (yes, seriously) get Nadalie’s awesome Slay Your Goals Planner for written accountability and motivation!”
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Tiffany Burroughs, Healthy & Happy
“My #1 tip for achieving your goals in 2018 would be to surround yourself with positivity.
Often times we aren’t conscious of the things and people we allow to influence us. Music, friends, tv, etc all have a huge impact on our thought process, what believe about ourselves, and the actions we take based on those beliefs.
The best way to do this is to submerge yourself in all things positive and remove all negativity from your life. Read positive books and podcasts. Speak positive affirmations over yourself daily. Surround yourself with other dream chasers. One if not all of these things will challenge you to go after your goals.”
👉🏽 Tiffany encourages you to Achieve Your Dreams Now: Steps to Crushing Your Biggest Goal. Healthy & Happy is here to help you be encouraged, enlightened and inspired to live your life in a healthy way.
10 Steps to Achieving Your Goals in 2018
What amazing advice from our 47 goal setting and slaying experts!
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As a blogger, entrepreneur, and human, I know the internal challenges and external barriers to achieving your goals all too well. You’re struggling to find balance, manage your time, to find the resources and finances to make it all happen, all while being a loving parent, partner or even child (shout out to my millennial friends).
You’re fighting the internal doubts of, “will I even make it” and “can I really do this.” *exhale doubt* breath in the *heck yeah I can do this!*
What I’ve learned however is, yes there will be struggles, but if you’re faithful in the little things, your daily to-dos and tiny tasks, no matter how you feel or what’s going on, it all adds up.
You will be surprised to stand back and see what they’ve added up to. And you never know which action will be your tipping point, that moment when you’ve achieved your goal.
Get started today by taking your first step, don’t wait.
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