How to Focus on the Big Goal
When you have a long-term goal, you likely think about it a lot. However, when it comes to acting on it, then you likely say you will start tomorrow or some other day in the future. Are we right? Rather than making excuses or putting off the big goal, here is how to focus on it today and begin working toward it!
Pick One or Two Goals to Focus On
One reason it can be difficult to focus is that you have too much going on, so instead pick just one (or two at the most) goals. Don’t overload yourself trying to juggle a lot of projects. Complete the one or two goals before you move on to the next one.
Track Your Progress
As you go along, track how you are doing in regards to your goal. When you complete a task, write it down. Map out your thoughts and path to stay enthused about it and encourage yourself even more as you move forward.
Set a Plan in Place
Create a road map to follow to reach your goal. What are the steps you must follow and what order do they go into? Do not put too much pressure on yourself; instead, give yourself reasonable steps and do-able time frames in which to complete those stages. You are more likely to stay on course when you have a plan in place.
Say No Thank You
You cannot accept every invite that comes your way. If you do, then you will have so many distractions that you won’t be able to reach your goal. You will get off-course as you help other people fulfill their goals rather than focusing on achieving your own big goal. Say no thank you; you can politely decline the invite to focus on your own dreams.
Remind Yourself Why You Want This
What is it about the big goal that excites you or fires you up with passion? If you ever feel yourself getting unmotivated, remind yourself why you started to pursue the goal in the first place. This method will reignite the spark in you that drives you to continue to push forward toward your chosen objective, whether it be educational, career related or personal in nature.