1. WRITE IT DOWN
Most of us write down our goals once, then only think about them on occasion. A goal setting study by Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychologist and professor, says we’re 42% more likely to achieve our goals if we simply write them down. Instead of thinking about them or only writing them once, write them down everyday so your focus is fresh and your goals are top of mind.
2. WORK ON IT
This is a big one for me, because I usually have so much on my plate that my actual goals are always on the back-burner, like getting some movement in everyday. Whether it’s a daily workout, a business plan or learning to cook overtime, scheduling time to work on your specific goal is key. According to Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson, a psychologist who studies goal-setting, scheduling time to work on achieving your goals doubles and sometimes triples your chances for success.
3. BE ACCOUNTABLE
According to the American Society of Training & Development, you have a 65% chance of completing a goal if you have someone to help keep you accountable. If you set a standing accountability appointment for coffee, a text or email to report status, your odds go up to 95%!