You want to set yourself goals. Great.
Have you checked that these goals are the best designed they could be?
Use the SMARTER method to break down these goals and interrogate them to make sure you're not setting yourself up to fail.
For those who are in a niche field where the path to success isn't obvious.
Work out what success means you you by answering the following left-field questions.
Repeat for different careers if you're multi-talented.
So you’ve picked a challenge, and you want to complete it within a year.
Gee there’s a lot to do!
Don’t let it overwhelm you though, focus on what the big goals are and break them down again and again until you’re left with a little goal that you can get started on right away to get the ball rolling.
Changes take time to bed in.
Want to start running regularly?
Work out what your minimum effort is, and focus on just that.
Going for a run every day is much less daunting if you only have to do 10 minutes to tick it off, rather than 10k.
Focus on consistency not volume.
Give Me Five
Write down all the things you have to do, then pick the five you are ACTUALLY going to do.
The rest of the list becomes the ‘avoid at all costs’ list until you have finished the five most important things.