It’s not enough to just write out your goals in specific detail, come up with exact dates on when you want to achieve them, and have strong enough reasons why you’re willing to do anything to accomplish them, but you also have to constantly review your goals as well.
Sometimes, when we set goals, because we’re unsure of how we’re going to achieve them, we don’t understand just what it’s going to take to get there. However, the process is very much similar to a car that starts out from Point A heading towards Point B even if it might not know the specific route. The car knows the final destination, and along the way it must make some adjustments while getting there to account for things like traffic, road pattern interruptions, detours, and so on. And, just like the car that’s traveling towards its ultimate destination, you must constantly review your goals.
When you review your goals, you look at where you are versus where you want to be. But, this also includes being able to constantly measure your progress. So, it’s incredibly important to measure, on a daily basis, how you’re progressing towards your goals. If, for example, your goal involves the accumulation of wealth, building a spreadsheet of money coming in and money going out is critical. When you can see the numbers in front of you, and you’re able to see just how much income your different money-making opportunities are bringing in, you can visually see just how close you’re getting to your goals on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis and avoid productivity blocker
This Constantly try to come up with creative solutions on how you can solve the daily problems that may come up to block your path to success. No matter what it is, as long as you spend the right amount of time setting, measuring, and reviewing your goals, you’ll ultimately reach them. It may take you much longer than you planned, but as long as you stay committed, you’ll get there. Remember that nothing is going to happen for you overnight, and if you’re reaching for an overnight success, then you’re not practicing the art of persistence. Look at the long term and put in the work required in order to push you closer and closer to your goals with each passing day.