1. Get off your “but”: Don’t let your circumstances become an excuse. For example, “I would love to train for a half-marathon BUT ________.”
2. Don’t overthink it: Extensive planning can often be a fancy way to procrastinate. Instead, get started and you’ll figure out things along the way.
3. Chunk down your goals: In order to reach your goals, you just need to take the next action, then the next. When you think about your goals, break them down into bite-size chunks until you have gone the whole distance.
4. Get it on your calendar: If you’re like most people, if it doesn’t get on your calendar, it doesn’t get done. You won’t accomplish your goals in the leftover time, because most of us don’t have any.
5. Honor your commitments: Take your goals seriously. Think of them as your solemn commitment to change and then honor them accordingly.
6. Maintain forward momentum: Each action you take builds momentum toward your goal. I recommend that you schedule time to work on your goals, possibly first thing in the morning when you have the smallest chance of getting derailed.
7. Celebrate your wins: If you don’t celebrate your wins along the way, you’ll lose the energy you need to reach the finish line. Make it a point to include those closest to you when you celebrate. This multiplies the meaning of the celebration.
Have a wonderful day and keep up the great work.
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