How to Set Goals and Follow Through (Every Time)
This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions
for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.
Can you please explain how you break the pattern of not following through for yourself? I don’t trust myself, and feel completely deflated when setting goals because I’ve failed so many times.
Thanks so much!
Thanks for the question!
I’m going to skip trying to understand why you’re sabotaging yourself and skip right to the solution.
If you’re really committed to changing this, do exactly as I tell you below and sooner rather than later you’ll be on your way to success!
First, start with DAILY goals.
That’s right. We’re not talking about 6 and 12-month goals right now, we’re going to start small and build to strengthen your self-confidence muscle over time.
Tonight before you go to bed, take out your notebook and pen and right down THREE things you MUST accomplish before you go to bed tomorrow.
I recommend that these be income generating “things”, but it’s ultimately up to you.
When you wake up tomorrow, put that list in front of you, and DO NOT GO TO BED THAT NIGHT until all 3 of those items are completed.
Do the same thing tomorrow night. Write down three ”things” you need to accomplish the next day, and the next day, don’t go to sleep until all 3 things are accomplished.
Setting these small, yet important, goals are small stair steps to your bigger goal and to developing the discipline and trust within yourself to succeed in whatever you put your mind to.
Once you master the daily goals, begin setting weekly goals on top of your daily goals!
You’ll gain momentum quickly and break the pattern of not following through.
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Superb advice, as always, David. Thanks!
Thank you Ian. I appreciate the post.
Great and specific action plan David – over the top value as always.
Thanks Nancy! Over the top value is my specialty. Hope all is well and I’ll see you soon.
Thanks David! I’ve been writing a list of three things to do each day, for the past month. Have been surprised how useful it’s been. Hadn’t thought of it in terms of building my self confidence muscle. But I like that. Really love your work. (You are a verb in our house – “to Neagle it”) Thanks again!
That’s great Lisa, it really does help to create that list and stay in the moment as you go through your day. Reminders help for sure. Also, love the ‘verb’ … my team uses it as well! LOL Appreciate the post.