This summer has reminded me, yet again, why setting goals and having accountability is so effective! You may be desiring to become more consistent in a new skill, finally drinking the 8 glasses of water a day or showing up consistently to the gym. Whatever the case may be, there are some tried and true ways to turn those goals into consistent habits!
I’ve had a desire for awhile to become a stronger communicator through the written word. In 2020, I set a goal to write blog posts 2 times a month. Then I told a group of friends about my goal and set out to accomplish it. I few things were put in motion in my efforts to become a better writer. ONE, I made the goal SPECIFIC & MEASURABLE. Then TWO, I implemented accountability. I’m too easy on myself. I need people around me that will ask, “Did you do what you set out to do?” With those two simple implementations I did it. For months and months I wrote blog posts regularly. However, you may have noticed my last blog post was in 2021 and we are over half way through 2022.
So what happened? It’s as simple as I removed my accountability before it was a solid habit. If you’re anything like me a habit takes longer than the projected 30-60 days. Call me a slow learner or lazy, it’s just takes me longer than what the research says.
I really can’t recommend a goal group enough. If you follow me on Instagram or read to the bottom of any of my blog posts, you know I’m a fan of goal setting and accountability. Allow this to be your encouragement as we head into routine that comes with the start of school. Grab a few friends & start a goal group.
Click on the link at the bottom of this post. It will walk you through step by step on how to begin a goal group. There is really no better time to start. And a more disciplined you is just 30-60 days away. Unless you’re like me, then factor in a few more months to establishing that habit!