7 Tips to Help You Get Your Goals Back on Track

One-fourth of the year is behind us. Most fail to stay committed to their goals even if they create a New Year’s resolution list. Now is an excellent time to check your annual goals and recommit or recalibrate for the rest of the year. There is still plenty of time for reflection, change, and new GOALS. What will you do with the rest of your year? Here are seven tips to help you get back on track with your resolutions.

  1. Determine what stopped you in the past – An excellent place to begin is to reflect on the past to figure out what stopped you from accomplishing past goals. Don’t let the honesty of your past scare you from the possibilities of your future. 
  2. Learn what you don’t know – We don’t know everything right from the start, especially as business owners. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others, take a class, or do your research to gain the information you are unsure about. Almost anything can be found on the Internet. 
  3. Build yourself up – The worst thing you can do is tell yourself you can’t do it. The word “can’t,” stops you from accomplishing your goals. Tell yourself you CAN! 
  4. Create a tracking system – Write a timeline and the steps to complete each goal. Take each step one at a time. Mark off each task as you complete it, and the sense of accomplishment will motivate you to continue toward the finish line. 
  5. Learn to reframe setbacks and obstacles – Obstacles don’t have to stop you! Think of them as speed bumps on the road. Don’t let them stop you from getting where you want to go. You can begin again every day.
  6. Clean off your desk and calendar – A busy calendar and cluttered work environment can overwhelm you and prevent you from accomplishing your most important tasks. Try not to get side-tracked by the small stuff.
  7. Commit to your goals – This is the most important tip! Commit to doing something daily to move you toward accomplishing your goals, even if it is negligible. Small incremental steps move us forward much more than large, infrequent wins. Focus on daily wins.

Atomic Habits by James Clear is a great resource to help along this path.