How To ACTUALLY Accomplish Your Goals in 2017!

Hello Glamorous Gals,

So it’s February, how are your new year’s resolutions going? If you’re one of the lucky few who has somehow managed to keep up with them then DAMN am I jealous, but if you are like me and have already settled and have given up on fighting for what you want, then this post is for you.

You need a plan.
A goal without a plan is just a wish, as they say, meaning it will NEVER be achieved if you don’t have a plan! Here is how YOU can create your own goal plan:

1. Set a Due Date
This will keep you on track and allow you to picture a finish line. Depending on how big your goal is will determine how far away your due date will be from now. All you need to do is set a due date that you want to achieve your goal by. To be honest, this won’t work for all goals but try to apply it to yours, it will really make a difference. Just make sure your due date is realistic otherwise, it will stress you out and encourage you to give up. It’s better to allow yourself too much time than too little to complete your goal.

2. Be Specific
For example, instead of saying ‘I want to run better by April 15th’, say ‘I want to be able to run for 30 minutes straight by April 15th’. By making your goal specific and wording it specifically you are clarifying your goal and what you then need to do to achieve your goal rather than saying ‘okay I know I want to get better at running but how?’

3. Make a Plan
Plan out what you need to do every day or every week in order for you to stay on track of your goal. Plan out each little small step you need to take to get you closer to your goal. By chunking it down and divided your big goal into small steps it will seem much more manageable and easier to accomplish.

4. Schedule it in
If you have a planner or even just a phone, write it down and set yourself reminders to ensure that you get your small steps done when you need to which will get you one step further to your goal.

5. Track it
Tracking your progress is very helpful in keeping you on track. There are mobile apps which track how many times you do something a week or you could even write it down in a notebook. Whatever it is it is very important to track your progress and when you see how much you’ve already done, it will just motivate you to keep going.

When in doubt, just remember why you started, how badly you want to achieve this goal (because you have to want it bad). Remember that quitting will only slow down the process and after all, it’s short term pain for long time pleasure.

Natalia Fox


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