I’m tired of reading all of the overnight success stories online and you just might be feeling the same way as I do. The reason why? Success isn’t something that happens overnight or within a few days, it happens when we get off our lazy butts and work towards a goal each and every day.
The best piece of advice I’ve received in regards to accomplishing my goals is to start now and to stop making excuses!
WAKE UP EARLY
I am not a morning person and anyone who knows me will agree. However, I find that when I get an early start to my day it means that I am setting up my intentions for the day. As a result of waking up early, I am able to plan out and organize the tasks and daily goals that I have in mind. If you have trouble waking up early, why not try to have something to look forward to every morning that will make it easier for you to get out of bed?
My mornings used to be so unorganized!
I remember driving to work a few years ago and I was in a huge rush to get there that I forgot my purse at home! Once I started waking up earlier, my mornings became easier and I was able to set goals for the day without any stress involved.
KEEP A ROUTINE AND STAY ON SCHEDULE
Let me tell you that once you create a regular routine, you won’t have to “find time” to accomplish your goals. I know how easy it is to think “oh I’m too tired, I’ll do it tomorrow”. Trust me, I’ve been there many times! Having a goal-oriented routine makes it easier to stay disciplined and it definitely makes it easier to do. This means if you want to accomplish all of your goals, you will eventually have to do things you don’t feel like doing sometimes. It’s okay to feel like you just want to give up but you will miss out on the benefits of accomplishing your goals if you do decide to take the easy way out which is: quitting.
I write all of my goals in my yearly planner and next to each goal I write which date it needs to be accomplished by. By writing down my goals in an agenda, it helps me to stay focused and on schedule.
SET DAILY GOALS
Start off by setting small goals on a daily basis because small goals facilitate progress. Setting small goals first can keep you from feeling overwhelmed or disappointed when experiencing a setback. Break down your bigger goals into smaller ones and take it one step at a time.
DO NOT GET DISTRACTED WITH WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING
You should learn about the success and habits of successful people because their journeys can be inspiring to you. However, don’t compare how successful they are to your success because this will only cause you to feel stressed, less motivated to accomplish your goals and will slow down your process.
Nowadays, it is super easy to search a famous person’s social media page and feel like you are not on the right track in terms of your success. Remember, they had to work for it too, stop stressing yourself out and just do it! The less time spent on social media means the more time you will have for your own goals!
I remember thinking to myself, “accomplishing some things can be so difficult and time consuming”. Therefore, I decided to treat myself each time I set a goal and accomplished it. Reward yourself with small things such as a new makeup product, a new book, a trip to your local vintage shop, etc.
Just remember to be grateful for what you already have and that it is okay to pursue more!
Xo, Yvonne K.