Reach Your Goals Faster And Build Momentum By Doing This
Feeling stuck and not reaching the goals you’ve set?
If so, then I can relate. I think everyone has felt stuck and unmotivated at one point or another when working towards big goals when the progress and momentum have faded a bit.
Today, we’re going to put a stop to feeling stuck and focus on rebuilding that momentum so you can reach your ultimate goals faster.
(This post builds on the previous posts ‘Keep Your Mind Fixed on What You Want in Life‘ and ‘Create a Definite Plan for Carrying Out Your Goals‘ which both have action steps and download material created to help your progress.)
A Framework That Will Build Momentum
Something I’ve found to be crucial for me to keep momentum in the things I do to reach my goals is doing a weekly review of the progress I’ve made towards the goals. What I’ve done is to schedule time in my calendar for my weekly review and planning for the week ahead. It doesn’t have to be more than 30 minutes to an hour you spend reviewing your progress and setting the intentions for the coming week that will get you closer to reaching your goals.
For me, it’s essential to have all aspects of my life represented when I do my weekly planning and review, which is also why the first step we covered included both your personal and professional life.
If you’re familiar with Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ and the weekly planning he covers in his timeless personal leadership classic, then you’ll recognize the format. But, if you’re like the many I’ve met who’ve told me they have the book sitting on the bookshelf, but not having read it (yet), then I’ll give the gist of the weekly planning Covey covers.
The reason I find Covey’s method the most effective is because it doesn’t let anything slip through the cracks. It implements the most important areas of your life into the weekly planning, helping you focus on the goals you have within the different areas.
My weekly planning includes the most significant areas or roles as Covey calls them, I have in life, being family (partner, parent, brother, son), social (friendships), professional (career, business, networking), health (exercise, meditation, diet) personal/professional development (reading, planning, skill-building).
You can use these as inspiration to define the main areas/roles you want to focus on for your weekly planning. I’ve got goals within each of my roles, both long- and short-term goals, which I revisit every week when I do my planning.
Implement the 7 goals you targeted in the first exercise we did together into your weekly plan and see how the momentum will begin to soar.
Plan, Prioritized, and Commit
If you’re going to reach your goals, you need to be intentional about it.
Block out time in your calendar to work towards your goals and stick to it. Don’t let other less important things get in the way of you moving forward and reaching the goals that will enhance your opportunities in your career, or business, and life.
The worksheet, you can download, will give you the framework to help you keep focusing on What’s Important Now for reaching your goals, in other words, your WIN’s!
In the download material, you’ll find an example of how a weekly plan could look based on the most significant areas in my life as it is at the moment.
You’ll also find a clear weekly plan where you can fill out the most significant roles which apply to your life as it is at the moment.
Do a Weekly Review of Your Progress
Something I’ve found to be crucial for me to keep momentum in the things I do is doing a weekly review of the progress I’ve made towards my goals. What I’ve done is to schedule time in my calendar for my weekly review and planning for the week ahead. It doesn’t have to be more than 30 minutes to an hour you spend reviewing your progress and setting the intentions for the coming week that will get you closer to reaching your goals.
Spend time once a week to review the progress you’ve made towards your goals. Reflect on how the past week has been and adjust if necessary for the coming week’s goal schedule. Making it a weekly habit to review and setting your intentions for the week will help you stay focused and catapult your momentum, keeping your goals top of mind.
Take Action Today
Your action step:
Review the progress you’ve made this past week, and plan which actions will get you closer to reaching your goals next week.
Make it a great day!
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