Tips For Getting Back On Track and Crushing Your Goals
In my weekly podcast The EmpowHERment Hour I talk a lot about crushing goals and how the small steps we take everyday towards our goals lead to big strides. However, with all that is going on around us, now more than ever it’s become more challenging to remain focused. The world is filled with distractions that when not mindful of them, are designed to sidetrack us from our goals. Between Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, work, friends, kids, hobbies, and the many other activities that fill our day, it’s easy to lose focus. This is as true for me as it is for anybody. It is really easy to get distracted if you are not mindful of your time and how you’re spending it.
For many, it is way too easy to make excuses. Whether you tell yourself “I’ll do it later” or “I really don’t have time right now”, the longer you procrastinate on doing something the higher the likelihood it won’t ever get done. There have been times when I’ve given myself those same excuses, but eventually we have to get passed the excuses and get back to work if we truly want to accomplish our goals. Here are a few tips to help get you refocused and back on track.
Remember your WHY. Take time to re-evaluate your WHY. Everyone has a Why. Your Why is the purpose, cause or belief that inspires you to do what you do. Thought leader Simon Sinek has dedicated his entire career to helping businesses get clear on their WHY and why their business exists. Sinek argues that customers/clients don't buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it. He believes that people connect most with brands and businesses who are passionate about what they do. When you're passionate about your work not only does it give you the push to keep going when difficulties arise, when you think, act and communicate starting with Why, you can inspire others.
Taking a second to revisit why you decided to do something in the first place re-energizes you. It helps you to remember your purpose and why that goal is important to you. When you are crystal clear on what you want and why you want it, it’s knowing this WHY that will pull you through those distractions. It’s knowing this why that will get you going again. Like the great philosopher Nietzsche said, “When you know your why, you can endure any how.”