Ladies, it’s almost the end of January and I want to know how you’re doing on your goals? If all you’ve done is write them down in your pretty notebook, I need to get pull it back out. You need to get clear on what goals you really are going to be committed to actually accomplishing. We all know about setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Result focused, and Time-bound) goals. But are you giving yourself too much time?
I had to push my goals into overdrive because I realized I would write my to-do list for the week, then do the majority of them Thursday & Friday. I have no clue what I was doing those other days, but it wasn’t productive and I was wasting time. Time, that I kept saying I didn’t have.
I challenge you to push yourself to achieve your goals quicker by reducing the amount of time you give yourself. So if you think it will take you realistically five days to do it, give yourself three.
This is especially helpful if you’re a procrastinator or you work well under pressure. Those tight deadlines give you less time to procrastinate and the added pressure of a closer deadline will get you working asap.
Holding onto the “I need extra time in case ish happens” is really an excuse for fear and doubt.
I challenge you to selfishly push yourself to achieve your goals faster. Yes, you’ll have to turn down a couple events, you’ll have to create a task list, and you’ll have to work from start to finish with this urgent deadline looming. But it’s the pressure to get it done, that will make work to get it done. You’ll have to change your mindset to get laser focused and to start sooner.
Take an honest look at your goals and your time to see what you can get done NOW. Because later there will still be so much to do. Make sure that you’re keeping a goal journal, you can get a copy HERE.
Share what goals you’re going to push yourself faster to accomplish.