3 Tips For Following Through
So New Year’s has come and gone quite some time ago. Were you one of those people who gave yourself a goal to reach this year in business or in your personal life? If you didn’t, you’re one of the majority who had too much trouble with follow through to make their vision a reality Following through is essential for success both at work and at home; without it, things simply don’t get done.
1. Don’t Overdo It
One of the biggest killers of goals is when you pile more goals on your plate than you can reasonably stomach. This is the best way to split your focus and ensure that if anything does actually get done, it won’t get done well. Many leaders (too many leaders) are highly concerned with output. How much business are we doing? What do our numbers look like? How can we grow this part of our business?
While there certainly isn’t anything wrong with finding ways to grow, you must do it in an organized, thoughtful way that doesn’t impede your ability to complete any one step well. Keep things simple whenever possible. Once your goal has been achieved, you can always pick a new goal.
2. Be Consistent
Consistency is going to be important for just about everything you do, and follow through is no exception. This means being dedicated to your goal every day. Not one a week, not one every three days, but every day. Make a plan and stick to it. After 21 days, habits become routines, and routines help people stay consistent with their efforts.
Everyone needs a little momentum—no pun intended, really—to stay consistent. It’s something that takes practice and diligence, but consistency is key for success. It’s a great skill to have so try it out, I bet it looks good on you.
3. Get Support
Everyone needs support, there’s just no way around that. The feeling of strength behind you is enough to keep you upright even in the most trying of times. Your chances of achieving your goal increase by quite a lot when you have a person or a team standing in your corner.
So it’s a no brainer: get the support you need. This helps with follow through because a strong support system will not only be there for you to lean on, but will also help to keep you accountable so you can follow through on your goals each and every time.
Time For Action
Think carefully about these steps. Go over in your mind how you might apply each one to your current goal set. How many goals can you realistically tackle at one time? What habits will you commit to that will ensure your consistency in all things? Who is best to support you in your endeavours.
Once you’ve had an opportunity to really think about how these three apply to you, it’s time to put each one into practice and start following through. You can do it! Contact Momentum if you need help.