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Have you ever found yourself making plans for the future but finding it hard to stay motivated? Have you tried different methods to keep yourself motivated, but nothing has worked for you? You are not alone. Setting goals is a challenge for many people.

The start of a new year is the right moment for many people to start working on their dreams, but for others, this could be a very stressful process filled with doubt and hesitation. House of Courage can help you with life coaching services, so you learn a trick or two about how to set goals you can achieve, and most importantly – how to stay motivated during the whole process. 

When Is It a Good Time to Set Goals?

This is an extremely popular question, especially towards the end of the year. Despite what you see on social media, the new year is not necessarily the right time to set goals. There is no need for you to start on January 1st or Monday in order to achieve your dreams. The important trick here is to start whenever you feel like it and not put that much planning into this step because it may cause additional stress.

Why Are Goals Important?

Goals are an essential part of our lives because they put our dreams in motion. They help us build routines and habits in order to accomplish what we have set for ourselves. But what is the difference between a goal and a resolution? 

A goal must have a desired end result, whether a resolution is a decision to start or stop doing something. For you to accomplish something, you should create a plan with a deadline. For you to stick to a routine, you need to be patient and dedicated and imagine it more like a process rather than a result.

If you feel like you need additional support, House of Courage is here for you. Contact us today, we would love to help you out through the process of becoming the best version of yourself.

Goals Success Factors

There are a couple of factors you need to consider before setting a goal. They are important not only for the success of your journey but also for you to enjoy the process and keep a positive mind and attitude. 

  • Your aspirations need to be personal. You must believe that this is something you genuinely want and not just something you think would be good for you. This is essential because doing something just because it looks right for you can not keep you motivated and could lead to disappointment.

  • Take your time. Goals are time-sensitive, so for you to avoid feeling disappointed, you should put a deadline to your efforts.

  • Define your goals’ scale. They could be long-term, like buying your own house, for example, or short-term, like completing a digital marketing course. Despite the difference being obvious, sometimes we forget to put our dreams into perspective and objectively plan them in time. This is why you should always define your goal’s scale and keep that in mind when outlining an action plan.

  • You don’t need to achieve your goals alone. Whether it’s hard for you to set a purpose in the first place, or you struggle with motivation or dedication, you should reach for help when you feel the need to. House of Courage is here to support and advise you through this process. Give us a call or write us a message – we will be happy to meet you and help support your ambitions with actions.

How Can a Life Coach Help You Achieve Your Goals?

Life coaching can help you set goals and keep your motivation during the process of achieving them. But what can you expect of working with a life coach on achieving your dreams?

  • A life coach will help you understand your dreams and transform them into plans. The first step of any action plan is to envision the results, which need to be realistic and measurable.

  • Life coaching will bring awareness and clarity. By asking the right questions and being supportive, a life coach can help you discover new character traits about yourself and others.

  • Breaking through limiting beliefs and fears is not an easy journey. A life coach will be your greatest supporter in this task, so you can overcome any doubts and restraints that hold you back.

  • A life coach will put you back on track when you need it the most. Procrastination and demotivation are often core reasons for a person to fail in achieving their dreams. Life coaching will help you prioritize and focus on the most important steps of your action plan and to be successful in achieving your dreams.

A Step by Step Guide for Goal Setting

The process of creating action plans can be different for everybody. However, there are some helpful tips and tricks that would enable you to transform your intentions into actions:

  • Evaluate the current situation. Before identifying what can be accomplished, you need to know what you have already got in terms of time, resources, support. This step would help you plan more precisely and limit the number of times you need to re-evaluate your action plan.

  • Strive for measurable results. Whether it would be the amount of money you saved or how many chapters of your dissertation you have done, you need to keep track of your actions and the results they have driven.

  • Highlight your goals. There are many ways to keep the focus on your aspirations – you can write them down in a journal, create beautiful wall prints or even design a wallpaper for your phone. Regardless of the option you choose, it would be best to keep seeing your goals to act on them.

  • Break them down into tasks because a goal without action is just a dream.

  • Set deadlines and identify your weak points. Every action plan has a weak point. Whether it would be resources, time or support needed, you have to keep that in mind and start working on these obstacles.

  • Keep track and reassess from time to time. Schedule a day to reassess your journey and look at your progress.

  • Be a good example for others. Being patient and dedicated can actually become a very good example for someone who needs that extra motivation.

There is always something that you want to achieve in life. It could be starting a new business, getting married, or purchasing a home. However, sometimes achieving your goals can seem impossible or at least very difficult. You may not know where to start and what you need to do. The help of a life coach in this journey is priceless, so don’t forget to give us a call and let’s talk about how we can support you in living up to your full potential.

Sources:

https://www.lifecoachspotter.com/goal-setting/

https://www.thebalancesmb.com/goal-setting-tips-2948134

https://www.betterup.com/blog/how-to-set-goals-and-achieve-them