5 tips to make the most of your goals

Once you’ve used our Goal Generator, give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back.

You’re now the proud owner of a set (or maybe just one) of “SMART” goals that are:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

By writing them down, formulating an action plan and making yourself accountable, you are very likely to succeed.

But once you’ve printed off your current goals list, what next?


  1. Make sure you don’t forget

Stick your goals up on your wall, near your desk or somewhere else that you’ll frequently see them. It’ll serve as a great visual aid to keep you motivated.

Let friends and family know what you’ve done and what you’ve committed yourself too as well. Even just talking about your goals to other people can ensure a greater degree of success.


  1. Help yourself out

Write all the completion dates (including those for your interim goals) in your calendar, app or set reminders on your phone.

That way when life gets busy, you’ll be prepared and manage to keep to your schedule.


  1. Review

Make time to look at your goals and continually reassess:

  • Is it still important to you?
  • Is it still a priority in your life?
  • Does it fit in with everything else going on ok?
  • Is there anything you could do better, or change to make life easier?
  • Are you on track? If not, do you want to get back on track? No – mark your goal as complete and move on with the next one, or Yes – great, think about how you can go about it.

Remember, it’s your goal not a punishment, and you can change it anytime you like.


  1. Find some cheerleaders

It’s not always easy to be self-motivated; sometimes we all need a bit of a boost.

So one of the best things you can do is share your goals (and timelines) with people who have your back, want you to succeed and that you can rely on to give you a pep talk or a reminder when you need one.


  1. Celebrate

It’s really important to acknowledge your efforts and what you’ve achieved so far.

So every time you hit a target, reach a milestone, or complete a goal, make sure you give yourself a pat on the back.

You might like to go even further and treat yourself. Schedule your rewards into your calendar for when you reach interim goals. It could help you stay motivated and focused.

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