How to Deal: Staying on Track in 2014

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I hope you all are having a great start to the week so far. Today I want to share a how to deal post featuring how to stay on track in 2014. This can relate to your fitness, academic, relationship goals or other personal goals you may have.

Over the years, I have found a few simple tricks that work best for me regarding goals and having a balanced life. Some people might find this helpful, but it’s all about what works best for you. I hope these tips help you and if you have any other suggestions that I left out, make sure to leave a comment below!

Write it Down: It’s proven that if you write goals down, you’re more likely to achieve them. I think this speaks for itself. Go buy a journal, write down your goals and cross them off and you accomplish them. You’ll feel great doing it.

Motivation: Some people find their family, friends or spouse as inspiration to achieve a certain goal. I think having other people as your motivation is perfectly acceptable, but your number one motivation should be you. Think about it, you decided to set the goal, you should be your key motivation to achieve it. Right?

Don’t Set Limits: Why limit yourself to losing 15 pounds when at the end of the year you might lose 40? The same can apply to career goals, don’t settle for assistant if you deserve a managing position. Go for what YOU deserve the most. One of my favorite quotes is, “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” Apply this quote to your 2014 goals.

Put Yourself First: If you want to work on your health and fitness, you’ll need to sacrifice time with family and friends to go to the gym. If you want to be a better writer, you’ll need to spend time…well, writing. It’s easy to lose track of your goals because you have other commitments, but you owe it to yourself to accomplish the goal you set. Take the time to focus on you and your goals.

Seek Inspiration: If you want to be more artistic, find an artist who inspires you and use their work as inspiration to achieve what you hope to do. The same idea can be applied to singing, cooking, any professional career, sports, etc. It proves that inspiration is everywhere and it will help you with your own aspirations.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post featuring your 2014 goals. If you have any other suggestions, make sure to leave a comment below. I’d love to read your ideas! I hope you enjoy the rest of your day and as always, I will talk to you soon.

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