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April 18, 2016: Making Your Goals Stick

Setting goals feels fun. It feels hopeful. But keeping on track towards your goals can be a lot of hard work! And it can be easy to lose momentum.

There are practices & resources that you can use to sustain yourself as you work towards your goals. It still requires hard work, but you can do it!

    • Too many goals damage your focus because you're spread too thin 
    • When you have a long list of goals, you tend to pick the easiest one
      • Different people work different ways, but for me I need to focus on the big tasks early in the day (when I have the most energy).
    • Achieving goals often requires breaking old habits
      • What is taking away from your focus? Check last week's Scope Notes for Technology Hacks to Find Your Focus
      • This often means also cultivating and nourishing new habits.
      • The most important habit to break: negative self-talk. "The Tyranny of the Shoulds"
      • Focus on what you're doing, rather than what you feel like you should be doing.
    • Commit to your goal in writing
      • You don't have to make this public–it could just be for you. But write it down.
      • Put it somewhere you will see it often.