I have goals. I make lists. I have several New Year resolutions, my OneWord for the year, a couple of DoOvers, and a 30 day Hustle. I have lists, calendars, journals, post-it notes, and smart phone apps. I have friends, accountability partners, a great online network and all the physical things I need to start and maintain my goals (established blog sites, awesome new running shoes, P90 on order, and more time than l had last year).
But I wonder, will I do this? Will I carry out even one of my realistic, needed, HAVE-TO goals?
I ask myself, because I’m not the best at follow-through. I’ve practically perfected the art of procrastination, hate early mornings, and find LOTS of reasons to put a thing off. I start strong and peter out when it doesn’t FEEL good, or gets boring, or something else more attractive catches my time and attention. My mom used to say that I have no “sticktoitiveness.” She’s right.
This year is different, though, and here is why:
- I found an awesome group of motivating friends online, including a new workout coach and fellow writers who are challenging me to keep going.
- I believe my goals are God-centered, realistic, achievable and much-needed.
- I am changing the way I think about goals, not as an end but as systematic. (Check out this article for a good explanation of systems vs. goals.)
So if you are like me and have awesome and important goals but “sticktoitiveness” issues, get connected with motivating folks who will hold you accountable and put a system in place that will maximize your success.
Go for it and don’t quit!