Rusty's Corner: Does 2021 Have the Traction you Wanted?
We are over 3 months into 2021, but how are your actions aligning with your goals?
The tendency is to let motivation and actions decrease as the time since setting a goal increases.
If you are making progress, keep it up! If your traction has waned, let's look at 3 quick tips to get back on track.
Refocus On the Desired Outcome:
It’s normal to feel disappointed or even embarrassed when a goal goes unmet, but don’t let those feelings keep you from restarting. Refocus on your desired outcome of the goal, not just the actions. Get excited about reaching your goal again and create repeatable reminders of your desired outcome to consistently refocus on your why. Whether it's a vision board, writing on your bathroom mirror, or a note on your dashboard - make sure it stays front of mind.
Allow your goal to have time to develop:
'Rome wasn't built in a day' is the old saying. There are very few worthwhile goals that can be tackled in a week, so don't get discouraged if it's taking longer than you planned.
Schedule regular check-ins on your progress:
Revising goals should be a regular process, not just for planning the end goal. Keeping yourself in check each week is a great way to evaluate your progress. By doing this you might even notice some changes in your habits that you can improve your timeline. Just adjust the inputs and keep making consistent effort to cross the finish line.
As you take the time to look over your past 90 days be sure to celebrate the wins, too. It's so easy for me to focus on where I missed the mark, rather than where I was successful. Reset, refocus, and make the next 90 days your best ever.