We’re talking goals. This is part two of a four part post about what might be wrong with your goals if you’re feeling uninspired, and what to do about it. Today is about looking backwards to move forwards. (Here is part one if you missed it or want to read it again.)
Look in the Rear Window
We all know that even with the best laid out goals, we still have our own selves to wrestle with.
Procrastination, lack of motivation or energy around the goal, don’t know how to get started, ignore or avoid, and so on.
The positive here is that you are also the answer.
Here’s how to get to the answers.
Think about small or large goals you have achieved, at any time of your life.
How did you make those goals happen? In this, you’ll discover answers to today’s conundrum.
More specific questions will light the path.
- How did you keep the end goal in mind, visible, and in front of you as a daily intention?
- When you felt discouraged or as if the car were sputtering and had no pickup, what did you do?
- How many goals felt like the right amount to hold onto?
- How often did you take a look to see how you were doing?
- How did you keep track of progress?
Our tendency is to see what is still left to be done, rather than how far we have come already.
Keep track of the progress on small steps. The small steps give you just enough momentum to keep at it and they show you what you have done.
Looking forward to part three?