By Heidi Solomon P.O.S.H.
Habits that align your behavior and decisions with your life goals are the main differentiator between those who reach their goals and those who don’t. Whether these are personal or professional goals find the habits that work for you and stick with them. It’s the baby steps every day that truly make a difference in the long run. Here are a few ways to either form habits and/or keep moving forward to make your dreams a reality.
Have a Plan
A goal without a plan is simply a wish. With a plan you have direction, focus and clarity. Trying to make progress without a plan is like moving through quicksand blindfolded. Not only are you stuck but you are unable to clearly find a way out. Plans do not have to be complicated. They can simply be a starting date, an ending date and a few steps to reach your goal. If that seems daunting, start with daily plans. Today I will do “X,” tomorrow I will do “Y.” An effective strategy is to take an hour each Sunday to plan the week ahead. Decide what you are going to do and when. As the week unfolds, tweak your plan to maximize efforts and keep you moving forward.