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March 2020

How to Succeed Actionable Steps to Reach Your Goals

During this time of year, it can be hard to maintain focus on our goals. The weather isn’t ideal, so we’re not getting enough vitamin D, and it’s easy to see how we can be deterred from reaching for what we want most in life. But if we don’t even try, we’re keeping ourselves from reaching our true potential. Regardless of what you want in life, these actionable steps can help you persevere when faced with adversity. For many, the journey to success spans over years, sometimes decades. In these moments, it may feel like you’re spinning your wheels as you’re seeing very minimal improvement. You need to remember that the most successful people in the world have gone through hardships. Ask yourself, “How much do I want to succeed? How hard am I willing to work to make that happen?” If you keep these questions in mind, it will be that much easier to maintain perspective and stay on track to reaching your goals. A clear, well-written map to your goals helps keep you organized and ensures your short- term objectives are aligned with your long-term goals. Knowing your short-term goals and long-term goals can also provide a sense of relief as you know where you’re headed and how you’re going to get there. Think of it as a road trip; you’re going to need to map out your destination along with closer checkpoints to ensure you’re going in the right direction. KEEP PERSPECTIVE MAKE A PLAN FOR SUCCESS

Whenever you feel overwhelmed, it also helps to take a moment to think about the big picture and reflect on the progress you’ve made. Small wins should be cherished; they can motivate you to keep pushing forward. So, what are some of the ways you practice perseverance when tackling an obstacle? Let me know next time you’re in the office! I’m always looking for unique and effective ways to tackle anything I face.

situation. Break down the issue into smaller sections and determine your next plan of attack. Like on a road trip, when you experience a setback, look for another avenue. Maintaining a healthy diet can help with this as well. It positions you to be in the best mindset when assessing challenges and their impact on your progress toward your goals. Try to think of possible obstacles or setbacks when planning out how to reach your goals. This will give you an edge because you’ll be prepared to handle them if they do come up. Surround yourself with a network of supporters like family, friends, and peers. They will act as cheerleaders when you’re the least motivated. Also, having a trusted confidant helps with brainstorming. Always ask for assistance when you’re feeling overwhelmed. You won’t get what you need to succeed unless you reach for it. FOSTER A SUPPORT NETWORK


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