Goals are hard. You’re not alone if you have to stop and restart your goals multiple times. We’ve all been there — probably more times than we care to admit.
What goals did you set back in January? You may have set some lofty goals for the new year. Take a moment to think about them. Then think about why you set them. A goal should have a solid reason why you want to achieve it, or you will never accomplish it. Your goal should be important to you.
Your why is everything.
Why do you need (or want) to restart your goal? Sometimes it helps to reevaluate your current situation. Life has changed. Is your goal still important to you? If not, that’s ok. Let it go. Maybe you’ll come back to it later. If so, great! Let’s restart that ish!
Since you’re restarting, you’ll want to come up with a new plan. Spend some time thinking about the steps you need to take to reach your goal. Plot out a timeline. Will your goal take a few weeks? Months? A year or more? Be realistic. You can’t accomplish great things in a day or two.
Set up mini-goals this time. The most straightforward example is weight loss. You want to lose 30 pounds. We know that won’t happen in a week or a month. But what can you lose in a week? A pound? Most likely. In a month you could lose 3-4 pounds. Make that your goal.
Remember, you will have setbacks.
Everyone has setbacks, but people that achieve their goals use setbacks differently. Back to weight loss, you want to lose 3-4 pounds a month. In one month, you only lost 2 pounds (or none, or you gained). Instead of giving up, reset your goal again. Look at what happened in that month. What can you do next month to get back on track?
What you do going forward is what matters.
We all struggle. Remember, you’re not alone. Restart your goals and start kicking some ass!