No matter who you are, at some point in life, we all want something more out of life.
Maybe you want to be a better athlete. Maybe you want to get into a better school or get a better job. Maybe you want to be more liked, popular, or accepted. Maybe, you just want a better phone!
It’s human nature to want things to be better. But that’s easier said than done. Often times, it takes hard work to get better and hard work is, well, hard.
People often give up on their New Year’s resolutions and goals. This happen so much that people make New Year’s resolutions is keep their New Year’s resolutions!
(Psst, teachers – check out this 2021 New Year’s Resolution lesson plan!)
Does this scenario sound familiar?
You try something new. You take the first steps towards your goal. Eventually, you hit a few bumps in the road or life gets busy. Then, time goes by and all of a sudden, you realize you’ve forgotten about working on your goal.
SEOT is about helping you to achieve your goals. Achieving goals requires effort.
SEOT Step to Success #2 is to KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE.
Here’s the thing. Rome wasn’t built in a day. People don’t become pro athletes overnight. You don’t get to the top of the mountain with one step. All of these things take time.
The reason why mountain metaphors show up so much in goal setting is because you can see how big the mountain is. No one is going to argue that it takes thousands of steps to get to the top of that rock. Chances are you’ll have some setbacks along the way. In fact, you may not be able to make it to the top. But if you get there, the view is fantastic and the satisfaction of getting to the top is even more breathtaking.
The thing with being a pro athlete or a billionaire or an “A list” celebrity in Hollywood is that we don’t always see the hard work they put in behind the scenes to get to the top of their mountain. We just see the view from their social media accounts and they make it look so easy.
So, this SEOT step to success is to remind ourselves to put in the effort.
- Every day, do a little bit of work towards your goal.
- Keep track of how many days in a row you work on your goal.
- What’s the longest goal streak you can make before missing a day?
Then, see if you can beat your personal best. It’s like a videogame. Every time you beat your personal best, you level up.
So, now is the time to keep track of your effort! When you work on your goal today, just write down the date on a piece of paper.
Try it! Then, tell me in the comments what’s the longest goal streak you can manage before you miss a day? Subscribe to this channel to get more tips to help you level up your life.
Good luck and don’t forget to check out our Goal Setting Slideshow!