How To Achieve Your Goals In 2015

There is, unfortunately, no set formula for knowing how to achieve your goals.

Goals are funny things: although they are generally there to help make our lives better, they can soon become overwhelming and things we come to dread.

This is why it’s important to think carefully about the goals you set and the way you go about achieving them.

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How To Achieve Your Goals In 2015

Here are 5 steps to increase your chances of success in 2014.

1. Make Them Realistic

When you set goals, they have to be realistic.

To help make sure that they are, make goals that are actionable and measurable.

For example, instead of saying you will lose weight in 2011, tell yourself that you will lose x pounds by March, by walking to work every single day.

This kind of goal is specific enough to achieve, and is the first step in knowing how to achieve your goals.

2. Make A Plan

Once you know what your goals are, you need a plan to make them happen.

The last point touched on this fact: if you can make a solid plan for a goal then you know it’s a realistic one.

This may mean breaking down goals into smaller steps you can take every day or every week.

For example, if you want to de-clutter, you might target one area of your home a week.

This will help to prevent overwhelm.

3. Set A Deadline

If your goal has no deadline then you’ll just keep putting it off.

If you want to know how to achieve your goals, you’re going to have to set a date by which you want to meet all of them.

We all know things may eventually change, but setting a date in the first place is the best way to make sure you put in some real effort.

4. Take Action

Although it sounds obvious, a goal will never become a reality unless you take action.

So many of us make goals every January only to forget them a few weeks later.

Don’t let this happen to you!

Start working on your goals immediately, even if you’re only taking small steps to make them happen.

5. Keep Track

Now you’ve started taking action, it’s important to keep track of how you’re doing.

Keep yourself accountable by taking an honest look at how you’re doing to meet your broken-down steps, and change the way you do things if you think it’ll help.

Realize that everyone does slip up from time to time!

But measuring your progress can help you to keep going.

Knowing how to achieve your goals is one thing, but it’s up to you to put things into action.

Make 2014 your year!

What goal are you aiming for in 2015?

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  1. Great post and message…I love setting short term {easy to reach goals} this way I get to them and feel successful, then I add more. I keep a few long term goals on the back burner and know they are a work in progress.

    I am really really wanting to get myself trained and complete my first half marathon this year, so I must get to that 🙂

    1. You go, Lynda! Let me know when you’re doing your first half marathon. I am not a runner by any stretch of the imagination but love cheering others on.

  2. All great points! I stopped doing “resolutions” and started doing “goals” a few years ago because resolutions typically weren’t able to be broken down into steps whereas goals can be (and should be to keep us motivated). I think the keeping track part is super important – we have to remember that we’re not perfect and we can’t beat ourselves up for one “slip up” especially if we did well on the 10 days before that. If we document our progress we can more easily remind ourselves of that and not get down (and quit). Thanks for the reminders!f

    1. Liz — I agree. Resolutions are so easily tossed aside. Goals let you break it down into steps. My big goal this year is to get back to a healthy weight. I started this fall and am making great progress 🙂

  3. Great post on goal setting and thank you for sharing it with us at #WWDParty, hope you are having a good weekend.

  4. Visiting from the Weekend Wind-Down. Thanks for the great reminders in this post. I know these things; now I need to put them into practice, especially when it comes to setting goals for my blog.

    1. It’s always easier said than done, right? What kind of goals do you have for your blog this year? Mine is to take over the world.

  5. great post! i wish everybody could reach their goals in 2014!

  6. This is such a great post! I was so much more into goal setting when I was single. I think I will need to use this when I have a little more structure in my homeschooling. I can think of specific things like that I will use it for, but besides that, my daily goals don’t really change much. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with us at Countdown in Style! So many of my readers like to write down goals and I’m sure they will enjoy this advice because it’s wonderful. Don’t forget to stop by to see if you are featured! xo

  7. I actually read this post when it went up and have been working it ever since. I’m being a lot more productive. Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!


    1. So awesome to hear, April! I’ve been following your journey, too. Mamas have to stick together 🙂

  8. Great post! You are so right on every point – we make all of these resolutions at the beginning of the year but it’s rare when we see them through the rest of the year. These are some great tips to ensure success!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! 🙂

    1. Always glad to link up. And I hope my post helps you set up for success in reaching your resolutions this year 🙂

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