Getting work done…well.  

When setting and achieving goals, I usually start off with a hiss and a roar, but nearly always lose the plot somewhere in the middle. I’m don’t think I am alone here, and it’s amazing what excuses we all come up with about why the goal can’t be achieved or isn’t important.

The trick to getting through those ‘mid-goal’ blues is to set up a mental strategy that includes checkpoints.

Concentrate on breaking your goal down into measurable chunks. Apply a time frame to those pieces, and make sure there is a reward at the end of each little milestone.

I like 90-day goals because 3 months is enough time to achieve significant things but short enough to be able to see the end in sight.

Whatever your goal, a mixture of your passion to succeed in your field along with these measurements and milestones will keep you on track.



This is Yvonne Godfrey author of ‘Making it on My Own’ 52 Smart Ways to Smash it in the Real World.