Setting, Managing, and Reaching Your Goals

posted by Andrea | 01/26/2012

Each month, I write a few posts for other blogs… and for the month of January, my guest posts were all about setting, managing, and reaching your goals {fitting for the first month of a new year!}

So if you are still searching for the motivation you need to set and achieve your goals this year, I’ve got some helpful tips that just might help!

1. A Fresh Start for the New Year

It’s still January which means we practically have the entire year ahead of us… a clean slate, just waiting for another long list of goals and to-do’s. If you haven’t taken the time to think about what your goals are for this new year, there’s no better time to start than right now!

Head on over to the Turnstone blog for a few ideas to get you thinking…

2. Do You Know When You Are MOST Productive? 

Ever since Nora was born, I’ve been working hard to be the best mom I can be, while still being productive and accomplishing my to-do list each day. One of the ways I’m able to do this is by working when I’m MOST productive.

I can almost guarantee there are certain hours each day when you are always very productive and other hours when you consistently struggle to stay focused and get anything accomplished.

If you’ve never thought about when you are the most productive, click here to read more!

3. The Importance of Reachable Goals

I don’t like to fail (no one does!) so while goals are supposed to challenge us and push us to be better, do better, work harder, etc. I still want my goals to be reachable.

Setting goals that are too lofty, too ambitious, or not realistic is a pretty good way to fail. And if you fail to reach your goals, you probably won’t be extremely motivated to set new goals for yourself (believe me, I’ve been there before!)

Need some help setting reachable goals? I have a few tips that just might help.

4. How to Reach Your Huge Goals

As I mentioned above, I always try to set reachable goals for myself… however, there are still situations when facing a huge goal is inevitable.

Those huge goals can seem overwhelming, unattainable, and even impossible… unless you have a plan!

If you have a huge goal that you absolutely have to reach, the key to achieving it is to break it down into several smaller, more-manageable {and reachable} goals. I’ll show you how to do that over here.

What goals have you made this year?

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  1. Tati Cordeiro


    Could you repost the link for understanding when we are most productive? thanks Andrea.


    Andrea Reply:

    I think their website is down right now. The link is correct… so maybe try it later today when {hopefully} their website will be up and running again.


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