How to stay on track with your goals

Carrie JordanBusiness, Life Design

stay on track with your goals

Once you are done with goal setting and goal planning, how to stay accountable to your goalsDocumenting the messages that come through in my life, setting goals that align with my reason for being on this earth, creating new habits that support my goals…these are some of the ways that I co-create reality with the spirit world. Scroll down to watch the whole video at the bottom of this article.

We all get off-track sometimes and loose sight of what we promised ourselves we would achieve in the beginning of the year, month, or week. 

These are some of the tools that I use to make sure I stay on track with my goals.

Get clear on the “why”

I read books and do research to make sure that I am clear on why this goal or habit will support me or my community. For example, when I was working on improving my health, I read books by the Medical Medium, Anthony William, so that I could get more information about the kinds of food that would support me.

When I was working on improving my financial wellbeing, I read books by Dave Ramsey. The way that I often find books that I want to read is by keeping my ears open to friends, podcasts, and blogs that repeatedly suggest the same books. When I hear the same title or author more than twice, I take it as a signal or message I need to read it.

Make a plan and keep track

Get a white board, or tear out the monthly sheet in your Life Design Planner.

When you have a reminder in your line of sight every day, it’s much easier to stay on track with your plans.

Line up your quarterly and monthly goals

When your goals build on each other like a pyramid: Your annual goal goes at the top, your quarterly goals support your annual goal, your monthly goals support your quarterly goals, and your weekly tasks support your monthly goals.

This is how goal-setting is structured in the Life Design Planner. What you’re focusing on will make a bigger impact in the long-term. Get clear on what your return is on these investment (what you’ll get or create). Then focus on what has the biggest return on investment (your investment is your time and energy, your most precious resources!)

Create a new habit

Your habits and practices can support your goals. For example, a habit of going for a walk every morning can help you move toward health goals. A habit of writing every day can help you move toward career goals.

One habit distinction that has really helped me is to look more closely at what is preventing you from creating a habit. For example, I wanted to create a habit of going to sleep earlier each night. I realized that when I worked on my computer into the evening, I usually went to bed later, so I made a goal to stop working by 7pm. Since then, I’ve mostly gone to bed by 10!

Join the MyRhythmChallenge here to learn more about creating supportive practices!

Prioritize people and tasks

Put it in your calendar! If you have a priority like going to the gym, meal prepping, working on your book, or creating stronger friendships, add this to your calendar on the daily and stick to it. It’s easier to create new habits when you do them daily.

For friendships, I have found that creating a VIP list of people who are my most important friendships and relationships is helpful because it helps me save my energy and attention for my most treasured friends.