I love this article (excerpted below) by author Jon Acuff on how to set your goals so that you “get to the finish line”.
Although it’s surprising at times, the road to completion is not complicated. Here are three ways you can finish (reach) your goals:
Set Smaller Goals
If your goal is to lose 10 pounds and you only lose 8, you aren’t excited. You failed by two, and in that moment most people give up. Therefore, cut your goal in half. The theory being that if you tried to lose 5 pounds and lost 8, you would have won by 3 pounds. You feel successful and will keep working on your goal. If you really want to win go small.
Choose What to Give Up
You can’t do it all. You can’t even do most of it, but when we start a new goal, we tend to forget that means we have to quit something else. Instead we just add and add and add to our day until we’re overwhelmed and out of time. If you have a big goal, put something else on the chopping block for the time being.
We tend to take our goals very seriously. We also tend to think they have to be difficult or boring to count. You have a higher chance of success when you choose goals that are fun. The key, of course, is that you have to be deliberate about making it fun. There are lot of goals that are not inherently fun. You have to be intentional if it’s going to work.
It’s a new year, life is short, why not set ourselves up for success!
(ref: fortune.com; Finish, Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff)
Recipe of the Week:
All vegetables taste better when roasted, especially broccoli when you follow this recipe for Burnt Broccoli. The broccoli gets nice and crunchy if you leave it in until the florets are totally browned on top. Who knew that broccoli is best when burnt.
Quote of the Week:
“Sometimes the best thing you can do is not to think, not wonder, not imagine, and not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best.”