Life is about moving forward. Even when we feel stuck or not capable of progress in our personal, or professional life, it’s important to make goals. When we do that the challenge becomes meeting those goals.
First and Foremost, Acknowledge Your Anxiety
Often times anxiety impedes our ability to reach our goals. We get anxious at the thought of the work that goes into reaching our goals, or we can feel overwhelmed. Fear of failure also plays a role in stopping us from achieving. Don’t be afraid to fail. I once heard a great saying: “Do it, and do it wrong.” We only learn from our mistakes, and they only shape our ability to achieve that much more. You only fail when you don’t try. To quote Bazooka Joe, “If at first you don’t succeed, you are doing it wrong!” Learn from your failures, and you will be that much closer to conquering your missions.
Here are some tips on how to help keep moving forward and make your goals a reality:
- The List – Write down your goals. Whether they are big or small, make a list and put it somewhere visible so you are reminded every day what your mission is, and once you accomplish it, cross it off. I prefer a Sharpe pen to really make it permanent and it feels good to draw a dark line through it. Did it, done, next!
- Prioritize your goals – You should try and have a short term list and a long term list. For example, write down what you want to accomplish for the day. Make a separate list for the month. And another for the year. Make a list for where you want to be in five years. Don’t think you have to limit yourself when you organize your lists.