5 Ways To Make This The Year You Achieve Your Goals

It’s around this time of the year that I start to look back over my New Year’s resolutions and try to refocus. We’re already 4 months into 2018, and it can be easy to get side-tracked from our main goals during the warmer months (what with traveling and vacations coming up). I think it’s important to regularly re-evaluate where we’re at in regards to our goals for the year – here are the 5 ways I like to make sure I achieve them.

Set Small, Manageable Goals

Sometimes the goals we set for ourselves can seem extremely daunting, especially if they require a huge life change. My tip for staying on track is to break up big goals into small steps that are easy to achieve. This way you’re less likely to feel overwhelmed, plus you’ll be more motivated because you’ll be crossing off little goals instead of having to wait forever to reach one big goal.

Become Intentional

This is something that totally changed my life a few years ago. I used to be the type of person who just kind of “went with the flow” and waited for things to happen. A few years ago, I started becoming very intentional with everything I did in life, and I’ve noticed a huge change. Now when I set goals, I no longer sit back and wait for things to happen – I change my actions and behaviors so that I see results and can live the kind of life I’ve dreamed of.

Embrace Organization

Organization is one of those things that I think you’re either really good at or you hate it. When I was in my early twenties, nothing I did was organized and the result was a messy life with no direction. Over the years, I’ve realized the importance of a little organization – everything in my life is not neat and labeled, but I do work at keeping things written down and scheduled so I know where I’m at with work and what deadlines I have coming up. Find a system that works for you and then stick to it. I promise you will see positive results and wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

Work Your Butt Off

Some people don’t like to hear it, but achieving your goals really does take a lot of hard work. There’s no overnight trick that will help you drop 20 pounds or make enough money to retire early and move to somewhere tropical. Once you’ve broken down your goals into small steps, get to work! The harder you work, the closer you are to achieving your goals and enjoying the blissful feeling of success. You may have some long days and late nights ahead, but it will all be worth it in the end.

Celebrate Every Victory

It’s important, with all of this hard work and focus, to celebrate when you reach victories. Not only is this good for morale, but it will also help keep you motivated to continue working and pushing forward. Even if it’s just because you got a salad for lunch instead of that bacon cheeseburger, make sure you celebrate because that’s a big deal. Make sure you’re regularly expressing gratitude to yourself and your actions, and don’t forget to treat yourself to something nice every now and then. You’re working really hard. You deserve it.

How are you doing with your goals for this year?



  1. April 9, 2018 / 8:28 am

    There is something about always trying to follow through with resolutions.

    Whether or not it is for New Year’s or just because you feel like a fresh start. Spring does that to me too, where I feel like the world is reawakening and that means I should consider doing the same with my goals!

    My favorite way you mentioned was become intentional. I find that it gets easier with time, but I really think it helps so much.

    The one I truly struggle with deeply is work my butt off! I think just when I am tired, I stop and I need to work past my tiredness! I feel like if I did I would be able to get myself so much further!

    This was a great post to get myself more motivated!

    Thanks for a wonderful read! Have a great day and look forward to reading more!

  2. April 10, 2018 / 7:48 am

    I definitely needed to give this a read, as I’ve been so terrible with my goals lately! Going to take this into account and get back into it xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  3. April 10, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    Becoming intentional is such a great one. Because you could be setting all the goals that you want on paper, if you don’t act on it and get into that mindset of achieving things, nothing will happen! Thanks for sharing, these are actual effective tips and I totally see how they actually make a change!

    Julia x
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