Reaching For Goals
Sticking to your goals creatively
We nearly all want to change ourselves, usually by trying to develop better habits, like tidying up after ourselves, writing more, eating less, etc. It is not always easy. Changing those habits can be hard, it moves us out of our comfort zone to somewhere we can feel VERY uncomfortable. But there are creative ways to help yourself stick to your chosen goals to make them part of your life.
One way to help stay focused on your goal is to anticipate what MIGHT happen. Look forward and work out what might derail your progress. We often plan for change but we never actually try and see what might interrupt our plans. If you think about these, you may be able to include them in your plan in a way that helps you stick to your goals.
Keep to the Path
Stick to your chosen path or if necessary find a new suitable path if an obstacle appears. Obstacles can derail you from your chosen path but if you keep your path in mind or find another suitable one, if that is blocked can mean you keep your eye on the game and focus on what you want to achieve.
Learn from any setbacks instead of giving up on the goal. If you fall, get up and carry on, you do not need to stop because of one fall or even several. Ask yourself what made you fall? What lessons can you learn? And how do you stop that type of fall in future?
Keeping focused when the going gets tough is what actually makes moving towards the goal worthwhile. By the time you achieve your goal, you will have grown as a person.
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msiduri wrote on December 5, 2015, 6:11 PM
Ah, if it were all so easy... I set a goal and something comes up.
LoudMan wrote on December 5, 2015, 6:21 PM
msiduri Where did she say anything about anything being easy? :)
LoudMan wrote on December 5, 2015, 6:22 PM
MegL Yes,a good contingency plan helps. It often even becomes THE plan. So, a good plan "c" helps, too.
CoralLevang wrote on December 5, 2015, 7:02 PM
"Keeping focused when the going gets tough is what actually makes moving towards the goal worthwhile. "1
Best. Line. Ever.
Life's lessons, whether coins or living. I, like msiduri , used to think it was about goals and things coming up. And I have had a few LoudMan (men) in my life get after me about wanting things easier.
Cancer is what taught me the real lesson and how they all fit!~
VinceSummers wrote on December 5, 2015, 7:33 PM
Without goals, advancement is uncertain at best.
markgraham wrote on December 5, 2015, 7:56 PM
I make goals, but they are usually the long range type. Planning ahead, for example I am already planning for my school internship so maybe I can do what I want.
msiduri wrote on December 5, 2015, 8:02 PM
hmmm.. Nowhere. Put the best laid plans and all that. Even the best laid contingency plans.
LoudMan wrote on December 5, 2015, 8:29 PM
CoralLevang Yup. Cancer is definitely not easy. But it's a fight worth fighting.
LoudMan wrote on December 5, 2015, 8:32 PM
Well, much like fighting, expect to get hit. Expect things to hurt. Embrace the pain. Focus will become easier.
CoralLevang wrote on December 5, 2015, 8:33 PM
LoudMan I don't FIGHT cancer. I've made it my B****.1
LeaPea2417 wrote on December 5, 2015, 8:34 PM
Those are good points about keeping focused on seeking goals.
msiduri wrote on December 5, 2015, 10:52 PM
So... when does it STOP hurting? Jus wundrin'
LoudMan wrote on December 5, 2015, 11:22 PM
Upon victory/achievement and then recovery. Maybe not even then, though...not really.
Maybe it never does, completely. I don't know.
Paulie wrote on December 6, 2015, 2:39 AM
One of the biggest problems many people and I have is learning from our mistakes.
MegL wrote on December 6, 2015, 6:42 AM
msiduri , I don't know. Most of these I write for me, because they are lessons I need to learn or have gone through. I am happy if anyone else can gain something from them but what fits me, may not fit someone else.
MegL wrote on December 6, 2015, 6:44 AM
loudman , thank you for your comments. I think you have gone through many situations worse than many will know.
MegL wrote on December 6, 2015, 6:47 AM
Yes, definitely. My husband is the one who is good at quick reactions and change in emergencies. I am what is termed a "survivor". I cling on through the storm until it is over, then climb out and get going again.1
msiduri wrote on December 6, 2015, 10:15 AM
Point. Mostly, just continuing to do what I do whether I feel like it or not.
LoudMan wrote on December 6, 2015, 10:35 AM
Many have.been.through worse.
VinceSummers wrote on December 10, 2015, 6:20 PM
My goals are different than most people's. Mine have to do with helping other people. And being more positive in both my thinking and my speech.