Completing goals with confidence.

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Now that you've decided on a SMART goal, do you feel confident you'll complete it? If you're anything like me, you're probably wondering why you chose such a huge goal (like, is this really necessary? Oh dear, I have so much work to do...). You probably feel quite overwhelmed and don't know where to start.

Well I have a secret to share with you guys. The trick to setting goals and feeling confident you'll complete them is so simple, it can be broken down into 3 easy steps.

1. Start at the end and work backward.

When getting to work on your goal, it may seem daunting, overwhelming and (sometimes) impossible. Conducting a plan by working backward through the steps you need to take can be really helpful. Take my "write two more books goal" for example. What do I have to do before I can say I finished writing two books? I have to write two books. What do I have to do before I write two books? I have to write one book. What do I have to do before I write one book? I have to write an outline. What do I have to do before I write an outline? (I think you get the point.)

Creating a simple step-by-step plan by working through the process backward can straighten out your thoughts and give you a sense of what needs to be done.

2. Set timelines.

Creating strict timelines for yourself can be really helpful. I am one of the many people who sit down at the computer and gets easily sidetracked because I tell myself I can do things later - because there's always more time later, right? WRONG.

Setting a timeline (for example: finish typing up a blog post by 12:30 so you can get to work on something else) will allow you stay on task, ensure you're getting things done, and help your overall efficiency.

3. Use monthly mini-goals.

Utilizing monthly mini-goals is an essential stepping stone on your way to achieving any goal. Drawing up a plan of action and creating monthly steps for each goal will not only help you track down your progress, but make sure you stay on course without slipping behind or pushing too far ahead.


Now that you've established a plan of action, set a timeline, and harnessed the awesome power of monthly goals, it's time to get to work! Follow these steps and remember to have fun! :)


Are you prepared to complete your goals with confidence?


xx Nicole Rose

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6 Sweet Notes

  1. Great tips! I have trouble keeping my goals but these tips helped me so much!

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  2. Thanks so sharing this! I'm writing some of these tips down to remember:)

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  3. Thank you so much for these tips! They are so helpful. :-D

    xoxo

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  4. That's brilliant! I always dive head-first into my goals for the new year but I can see how these steps are much easier. I think I'll use them. :)

    xx

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  5. Thank you for sharing these tips! They'll help a lot!

    xoxo Morning

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  6. Thank you so much! I really needed this:)-Bethany!

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xx Nicole Rose