How do I stay on track with my goals?

How do I stay on track with my goals?

Hey folks, I just wanted to answer a question that I get often.

How do I stay on track with my goals?

Sean

There’s stuff that I want to get, there’s results that I want to get in life.

How do I make sure I lock that stuff down. Super simple. Have a really, really effective approach. I encourage you to give it a try.

If not, then I just expect you to be a rock star.

Sean: What you’re going to need is a pen and a three by five

card, just your standard regular three by five card, what you are going to do is on the front or back, doesn’t matter. You’re gonna make eight horizontal lines and eight vertical lines. Ultimately, you’re going to get a grid like this.

Sean: a grid of 49 squares and these are going to be your little opportunities to get your habit done.

Sean: Say you want to build in little mental toughness, quiet time in your day. 
You can, I don’t know what’s a good habit?

Sean: Meditate, meditate. Five minutes a day.

You can write that right up there. On the top and for every single day that you meditate for five minutes a day, just put a big red x in the block right there.

Sean: And as you can probably guess, each day you do it, you put another big red x, heart, smiley face. Just mark it up. And you keep that streak going.

Sean: going. you miss a day, you shouldn’t miss a day, cause you really want to do this new thing. If you miss a day , that’s fine. Just carry on. Go with the next spot. Note how it feels when you have that big empty a blank spot and just never let that happen again and just keep on chugging.

Sean:

By the time you get to the end, you’re going to have 49 opportunities to really make a habit of whatever it is you want to do.

Sean: It’s a myth. Well not a myth. It’s just incorrect that you can build a habit in 21 days. It actually takes a little bit longer, regardless. It’s a really low fi way to make sure you stay on track with your goals.

Sean:

It doesn’t require an app.

Sean

There’s something very, very effective about physically writing stuff down

Sean

. So give it a shot.

Let me know how it goes.

Sean: I’d actually, I’d love to see a seven day streak.

Sean: The first, the first seven days that you fill out, have to see a picture of that to know how it’s going. But your mileage may vary. Give it a try or don’t. And either

way be well, I’ll talk to you guys later.

And if you want 15 solid productivity tips, check it out here.

And for extra credit, take the back of that card, and take a look at your whole life.

The Author

Sean Oliver

Sean Oliver is a product marketing manager in Seattle, WA