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7 Secrets to Setting goals and Sticking to them

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I am BEYOND excited to write this post! Below you will learn all about the secrets for setting goals and sticking to them! As much as I’d love to tell you that I like routine, I really don’t. I find it restricting. I love to be organized, I love deadlines, but routines can be so…blah! On average I’d say that I last a good 3.2 weeks on any given routine. They’re mundane in the membrane. That’s why I choose to focus more on setting goals than creating routines.

Side Note: I use this planner by Cultivate What Matters to make all of my goal setting dreams come true! And no, I’m not an affiliate with Cultivate What Matters, but that’s the dream! I legitimately talk about this planner whenever the opportunity arises. It’s helped me in so many ways and I genuinely want that same joy for others! If you would like to know how I use Powersheets to reach my goals read this.

However, you don’t need the planner to start creating good goal habits now.

In this post, I include a free downloadable worksheet that helps you take practical steps in order to determine what goals you should be focusing on.

7 secrets to setting goals and sticking to them

7 Secrets to Setting Goals and sticking to them

  1. Put your goals where your eyes are.

    I use a tending list page from the Powersheets and keep it on my fridge. This helps me to glance at my goals throughout the day and mark off what I am making progress on. If you’re a visual person like me, this will keep you motivated!

  2. Always, Always, Always have a “why.”

    If you don’t know (or believe in) the why behind wanting to obtain your goals, you will burn out on them quickly.

  3. Break ’em down, baby.

    One of the main reasons people give up on goals is because they are overwhelmed. Take your goals and break them down into small steps. Learn how I do this ***HERE***

  4. Be okay with goals changing.

    Sometimes we set goals and realize later that they aren’t what we truly wanted. Sometimes they just need to be revamped a little. Allow yourself the grace to do this.

  5. Write them down.

    If I don’t put it on paper, it’s probably not going to happen. At least not the way I intended. If a new goal idea comes to your mind that you’d love to start on, write it down and revisit it next month.

  6. Take advantage of boredom.

    Chances are, you probably have some goals that help you get out of bed in the morning. (If not, you may be doing it wrong). When you find yourself bored with nothing to do, take the opportunity to look at one of your daily, weekly, or monthly goals to see what you can work on right now!

  7. Progress, not perfection.

    Okay, I totally stole this from Cultivate What Matters. (Have I mentioned how much I adore them?) But honestly, it’s really easy to focus on what didn’t go well rather than the progress you made, even if it was little.

There you have it! These are just a few secrets that have helped me to be incredibly successful when it comes to setting goals and sticking with them!

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20 thoughts on “7 Secrets to Setting goals and Sticking to them

  1. Lisa @ https://meandmymomfriends.com

    Great tips! I am a huge fan of lists and having things in front of me. It helps keep me on track. And I agree 100% about breaking goals down. For example, if I want to clean my whole house, it seems like such a huge task. But when I break it down to individual chores or jobs, it gets done before I know it, one step at a time.

    1. Kimb

      Yes! Exactly! I’d take a goal of Clean entire house as a weekly/monthly chore (depending on the type of cleaning) and break it down into daily/weekly goals! Makes the load a little lighter!

  2. KrisBeeMama

    I think I also love structure but not routine, though I had never really defined it that way. I like being flexible with your goals to make sure you are always reaching for what you truly want.

  3. Noteworthy Mommy

    I love your tips. Thank you for reminding me to focus on the progress instead of just the end product. Many goals take time to complete and each step along the way is just as important and deserves to be celebrated!

    1. Kimb

      I used to suck at celebrating the little by little progress. but that one change in mindset has truly made all the difference in keeping me on track and encouraged!

  4. Rianna Galvez

    I am the same!! If I don’t see something, I forget about it. I love #1 and #5 the most because I can totally agree and relate to writing down our goals and making sure we get reminded about them all the time! 🙂

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