Want to set a goal you'll achieve? Try out these tactics and be on the lookout for great results!

TIPS

  1. Break your goal into smaller tasks or action steps. These smaller steps make progress on the goal more manageable and give you a sense of accomplishment as you move closer to your goal.
  2. Make goals with others (friends, family members, coworkers). If other people know about your goals or share the same goals, you create accountability for yourself.
  3. Anticipate possible challenges.  Obstacles and setbacks are part of life. For each of your goals, try to anticipate some of the challenges you may face.  Generate a list of resources that might help you overcome these challenges.  
  4. Visualize your achievement.  What will completing your goal feel like? Visualizing your accomplishments can help motivate you to make progress toward your goal.
  5. Reward yourself.  Having an incentive can be a fun way to motivate you to work hard to achieve your goal.
  6. Manage your time. Use time management tools to help you organize your tasks, set aside time to work towards your goal, and track your progress.
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