Do you get bored with your goals? It is important to stay focused in order to accomplish what you set out to accomplish. You have to dig deep to get through the times when boredom sets in. These simple tips will help you stay focused on your goals.
Concentrate on 1 to 3 goals at a time
Perhaps you are spreading yourself too thin? Pick 1 to 3 goals and then concentrate on those. Don’t even think about your other goals until you accomplish the 1 to 3 you chose.
Maybe your goals are too large?
I’ve taught you how to break down your goals, but perhaps you didn’t break them down small enough? Reevaluate where you are and see if maybe you can break your goals down even further.
Create a plan
To stay focused, create a plan for completing the goals you have. It is much easier to stay focused when there is a plan of action for you to follow. We enjoy checklists because they make us feel like we’ve accomplished something.
Track your results
It’s important for me to track the results of what I do, because otherwise it feels like my actions are not making a difference. Hence, every time I work on a goal, I will identify 1-2 performance metrics, then track those metrics daily/weekly. They are my connection to the end goal, because they let me know whether I’m on track or off track, which in turn lets me know whether to tweak my actions or not.
Start a journal to document your process
Journaling is very therapeutic. It helps you to get your inner thoughts out and that’s a good thing. Keeping things bottled up will only cause you to lose focus. If you want to stay focused you have to work at it. Journaling will help with that.
Just stick to it. The goals you set were set for a reason.