We all have goals for our future. It could be to quit smoking, to lose weight or perhaps to find a new job. Whatever you want to achieve, the only way to do it is to try.
This blog post looks at how you can make a plan to reach for those goals, all within a 12 week period.
Why 3 months?
3 months, or 12 weeks is the ideal period for goal setting. No matter the goal. It is enough time to ensure that you see some actual results before becoming discouraged that you simply won’t achieve what you want. Another great thing about setting yourself a 3 month target is that you can achieve 4 great things during one single year.
This may be 4 things that add up to one bigger goal, such as setting up your own business, but can also be 4 different things if that is your aim.
Top tips for reaching your goal
There is no point setting yourself a goal if you don’t have the determination to reach it. Make sure that you are focused and dedicated to the end goal and you have a much greater chance of getting there. Especially if there is a good chance of some obstacles being put in your way. Those people who have set up a business, have had to make their way over some pretty big hurdles, and those who now run successful companies simply had the dedication to achieve.
A great way to motivate yourself you to reach your goals is keeping an eye on your progress. By checking in at regular intervals, you can see how you are getting on. If you are on target then this will push you to keep going, just as much as being behind should give you a shove to try harder.
Get some support
Sometimes the support of family and friends can be the difference between failing and succeeding in our goals. Make sure that you speak to other people about what you want to achieve, not only will it be good to have someone on your side, but if you don’t reach your goal, you will have someone to be accountable too!
Have a routine
There is a much greater chance that you will achieve your goals if you get yourself in a routine. This is particularly true if your aim is to lose weight or do some more exercise. Your mind and body will get used to the task over time, and it will be become less of a shock, and more of a part of everyday life.
If you have a positive mindset, then positive things are much more likely to happen. If you think that you will fail, then chances are you will. You should never underestimate the power of positive thinking, especially when it may feel that everything is stacking up against you.
So, why not set yourself a 12 week goal? No matter what it is that you want to achieve, within 3 short months you could find yourself with the results that you crave!