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Need A Push? Consider Doing These 4 Things To Achieve Your Goals

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Achieving your goals can be a challenge, even when you have the will to do so. Sometimes it seems as though a goal is just out of your grasp, or that your mind and body are going in different directions. But this isn’t necessarily true – you can actually push yourself to do something if you feel like you’re about to lose steam. Here are 6 steps you can take to help you achieve your goals.

Read Motivational Quotes

Your mind is a powerful tool and can help push you towards achieving your goals if you know how to use it correctly. Taking time out of your day to read motivational quotes and sayings, whether it’s trust the process quotes or every day brings you one step closer to your goals, can be an excellent way to refuel yourself with the willpower and drive needed to keep going. The reason why this is is that when you read a quote, the positive words and images can resonate with your mind, helping to keep you focused on what matters most.

To find these quotes, you can do a quick Google search for whatever goal you’re pursuing, and read the first few results. Alternatively, you can browse through Pinterest boards of these quotes until you find one that inspires you. There are even sites dedicated to providing you with the best quotes to give you a push.

Minimize Distractions

Distractions can be the root of many problems, especially when you’re pushing yourself to achieve your goals. The more obstacles that get in your way, the less likely you are to continue pursuing your goal. To prevent this from happening, take time out of each day to eliminate distractions. Here are some distractions and how to minimize them:

Phone notifications

Spend some time to disable your phone’s notification settings so you don’t have to see or hear an onslaught of alerts when you get a new email, text, follower on Instagram, etc.

Social media sites

Spending too much time on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites can be dangerous when you’re trying to push yourself because it can be a huge distraction. The best solution is to disable your access or log out of these sites so you won’t have anything to tempt you when you need to focus on achieving your goal.

Time-consuming tasks

Tasks that aren’t related to achieving your goal should be minimized, if not taken out of the equation completely.

Distractions at home

If there is clutter around your house or room that’s not related to achieving your goal e.g. clothes to iron, get rid of these distractions. It’s best to keep your area as clean and organized as possible.

When you downsize the number of distractions present in your life, you’ll find yourself spending more time thinking about what matters most and less time worrying about useless stuff. Putting this into practice can go a long way to helping you achieve your goals.

Use Physical Activity As A Way To Boost Your Productivity

Most people do not realize that physical activity can actually push you towards achieving your goal. Not only does this lead to better overall health, but it also helps you focus on doing tasks that are related to what you’re pursuing. To put this into action, use a fitness tracker app on your phone to measure how many steps you’re taking every day. You can then set yourself a daily step goal that’s equal to at least 5k.

However, not all physical activity is equal. When you’re exercising, it’s best to choose an activity that relates to your goal e.g. yoga if you’re trying to relax or kettlebell workouts if you want lean muscle mass. If you don’t know where to start, consider hiring a personal trainer who can design a workout plan and meal schedule that’s right for you.

Get To Know Yourself Better

This is something that can push you towards achieving your goals because it will help you understand what’s holding you back from reaching the next phase of where you want to be. An easy way to do this is by writing down 10 qualities about yourself. You can then list them in order of importance, with 1 being the most important.

The qualities that are ranked the lowest will tell you what issues you need to address first before moving on. For instance, if a quality is something related to managing money, then this could be an issue you need to work on before buying a house or investing in a new business venture if that’s your end goal.

In conclusion, your goals are achievable, as long as you take the time to work on yourself and eliminate everything that’s not related to achieving what you want. However, this isn’t something that will happen overnight. Instead, improve yourself a little bit at a time so you won’t have any major issues or setbacks along the way.

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Written by Eileen O'Shanassy

Eileen O'Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.

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