If you have a goal, it is important that you fulfill it. But in our lives, its a common experience to get sidetracked. If we are distracted, we lose focus making it seem that our goal is too far for us to achieve. But there are ways for you to stay focused regardless of your present circumstances.
Focus on one goal at a time
Avoid loss of motivation by working on 1 to three goals at a time. Just make sure that these goals are instrumental to achieving your long-term goal. If you have too many goals and try to achieve them all in one go, then you’ll spread yourself too thin and you might lose the drive to go on.
Simplify your goals
At many points in our lives, we’ll be setting to achieve one big goal. This big goal can be imposing and overwhelming. But try this: break your major goals into smaller goals. Know what you need so you can work to achieve these bits and pieces. Now remember: everything that you do should bring you a step closer towards accomplishing that major goal. This strategy is helpful to sustain your motivation and your confidence as you succeed in achieving one small goal at a time.
Have an accountability partner like your family, friends – someone who you are closest to. When you tell them about your goals, you are bound to honour your word. This should help keep your motivation and focus. When hard times arise, your accountability partner will become your confidante – someone who will encourage and support you.
Document your journey
You have to measure your progress. This allows you to identify whether or not you’re progressing as expected or if you need to redirect yourself. You can start a journal to keep you company as you move towards your goal. On the other hand, writing about your journey is motivational in itself.
Stick it up on the wall
Create a map of your journey. Identify your success points by using images, and mark where you are currently. Look at the board when you wake up and before going to sleep. Little progress might not seem to matter but they actually do.