Most people, when pressed, will be able to identify one big primary goal that they have in their life at any given time. It could be learning a new language, being a better parent, getting in shape for summer or smashing last year’s sales record. Admittedly, identifying that primary goal can take a bit of work in itself sometimes. Once you’re clear on it however, another problem pops up: how do you get there?
Big goals, by their nature, can be hard to make measurable progress on and the size of the overall task before you can often lead to backsliding, procrastination and a general feeling of being hopelessly stuck.
Fear not! Help is at hand!
In this article we will be sharing 4 Tips To Turbo-charge Your Primary Goal. Follow our four tips and you’ll be making record progress in the direction of even the most audacious of dreams in no time at all.
1. Make it the first thing you do
This is your primary goal, right? Literally the most important thing on your overall plate? Then take some sort of measurable action towards doing it first thing in the day. It doesn’t have to be big or fancy, it just has to be early and consistent.
Then, for the rest of the day, you have the satisfaction of saying “I made progress towards my goal” and you take a big step towards avoiding a world of procrastination and negative self-talk.
2. Use the right tools for the job
There’s no getting around it, making progress towards an audacious goal is going to take hard work. Why make an already potentially tricky task that much harder by not investing in appropriate tooling as early as you can?
Let’s take a cartoonishly simple example. Your primary goal is to cut down a massive tree on the edge of your property. You can spend five years fruitlessly attacking it with a butter knife or you can buy a chainsaw and get down to some serious business straightaway.
Tools make an enormous difference. Don’t be afraid to invest time in choosing the right ones.
3. Do something every day.
This follows on from our first point. Small steps, consistently taken, trump crazy sprints every single time when it comes to large goals.
No matter how small it is, do something that moves you in the direction of your long-term goal every single day. We’re serious about the “small” part here. One push-up, one new piece of vocabulary, one sales call.
Whatever your minimum amount is, make sure you’re doing at least that every day.
4. Don’t do it alone
There are very, very few goals in life of any significant size that can be accomplished completely alone. At some stage along the road towards your eventual success, you are going to need a helping hand. Perhaps a whole crowd of helping hands. Don’t be too proud to reach out for assistance.
Our primary goals are the stars we sail by. Nothing is more disheartening than seeing them slowly slip out of reach for no good reason. Stick to our simple guidelines and you dramatically boost your chances of achieving them over the long term. We wish you success!