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Monday, 8 February 2016

Four really important steps to live by if you want to achieve your goals

February; the month of sipping hot chocolate until you feel like you might explode, and lazy, unproductive days in- let's just blame the plummeting temperates and lack of day light for this one, shall we? 

It's the month where I find myself reaching for the choc chip brownies, when I swore that I'd start eating healthier, and lounging around on the sofa in favour of being productive like I once promised I would. I suppose you could say that my goal getter ways have well and truly gone walkabout. 

Is this sounding oh so familiar to you, have you lost your motivation too? If so, carry on reading, I'll have you sorted in no time if you follow these important steps... 

Be realistic about what you'll be able to achieve 

 Whenever I'm in need of a bit of motivation kick up the bum, I like to refer to the famous "If you can dream it, you can do it" quote. I'm all for aiming high, and I truly believe that if you set your mind to it, you can achieve almost anything.

But, that's where the word 'almost' comes in, as although it's nice to daydream about transforming your body into a Victoria Secret's model by the end of the month, be honest with yourself and realise that not every goal is attainable for you. 

You know what you're truly capable of achieving, so go and get it, just don't be unrealistic and end up thoroughly disappointed with yourself in the long run. Be the very best version of yourself. 

Be specific- consider the steps you'll have to take in order to achieve your goal 

We're all guilty of casually saying that we'd like to 'get fit', or 'start eating healthier' without even having a plan set in place on how we'd go on to do so. 

So, instead of being brief about your goals, turn 'I'm going to get fit' into 'I'll join the gym and workout three days a week, as of tomorrow', and 'I want to be a better blogger', into 'I'm going to work harder on improving my photography skills by buying a camera'. 

I'm sure you get the gist, being specific, and having a plan is a surefire way to achieve. 

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

Let others success spur you on/inspire you 

I'd say that we all have somebody that inspires us to do better as a person, wether that be our mum, grandma, or friend- they make us want to do better in life. 

Well, the same goes for goals, is there somebody that you look up to for what they've achieved, a blogger whose blog inspires you to write better content, your friend for passing all of their exams with flying colours, spurring you on to do the same? 

Let their success drive you, don't let jealously/envy get the better of you, vow to one day be as successful as them. 

Set-backs are part of the journey, don't let them dishearten you 

And last, but not least, nothing ever worth having comes easy, nor does it come without set-backs along the way, so don't let small blips get to you. Don't give up trying for good, come back stronger than ever, with a second plan to help you get to where you want to be. 

*I'm totally referring back to the time I ruined my healthy eating plan by eating out almost every day that week, but then redeeming my bad deed by eating better than ever the very next week- life's all about that balance, hey? Or so I tell myself anyway! 

 I do feel like I have preached to you all for the past five minutes, but hey, I hope you find them helpful- here's to smashing our goals. Do you have any tips that you find helpful when it comes to being a success?

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