Tired of setting goals and not achieving them? The trick is to chip away at your goals in small incremental steps. When you know how to form habit related to your goal, then you turn success into a series of doable actions.
Focus on the new habit
Work on one habit at a time. This way your willpower will be stronger and will be channelled into that one habit, increasing the odds that your new habit will become permanent.
Commit for a minimum of 30 days
The length of time varies from person to person and from habit to habit. Some habits are easy to build while others are harder. Anchor your new habit with an already established habit. After you do your daily exercise in the evening, it triggers you to apply your new habit, e.g. practice music or meditate
Small steps, climb big mountains
Create small commitments where it is impossible to fail. It’s more important to stay consistent and not miss a day than it is to hit a specific milestone when you have a low level of commitment you’ll be more likely to get started.
Make a plan for life’s obstacles
Prepare and anticipate the challenges that will come. Then you won’t be blindsided by them.
Be accountable to yourself
Track your efforts and make public declarations about your new habit. You’re more likely to follow through with a commitment when you’re vocal about it and make it public.
Reward important milestones
Focus on building a reward system into the process so you can take time to celebrate the successful completion of your goals the reward you pick is up to you, but it is important to honour those big moments along the way
Build a new Identity
It’s better to decide that the habit is part of your identity and then use each small win as a way to demonstrate that its who you are on the inside