Write goals down
Goal setting – something people do all the time and struggle with. I have been told my multiple people in various talks and books that if you write your goals down you are more likely to actually achieve them. One Webinar we had with Posh took that a step further to add listing out how you’re going to get there and who you need to help you do it. I’ve also learned about making goal boards or vision boards. So, in January I made a vision board for this year and put my big scary goals on it and my biggest why (my family) in the middle. I don’t have an office (long story and old decrepit house), so I taped it to the wall in the kitchen where I’ll see it every day. I have to look at my goals and my progress every single day.
Accountability – little eyes are watching
Added bonus? My kids see my goals every day, too. And they ask me about them. I unintentionally created accountability partners. Two of my goals are to 1) earn the Perfectly Posh Monthly Award every month which serves two purposes: my team is growing and I’m personally adding to our family’s income and if I hit it enough times I get a bonus at the end of July! And 2) to post weekly on my blog.
At the end of January Bree asked me if I’d met my goals. I didn’t earn the Monthly Award and I didn’t post a single thing on my blog. I did not want to tell her that I’d failed, but I was honest and I did. She looked disappointed, which hurt my heart, but then she said, “I know you’ll meet your goals next month, Mama. It’ll be ok. I’m proud of you for trying.” If that’s not a motivator, I don’t know what is.
At the end of February I got to tell her that I did earn the Monthly Award and I’d posted one post on my blog. One is better than none! At the end of March I got to tell her my team had re-ranked as a Premier team (I missed the Monthly Award by 2 new team members), and I published two blog posts. Seeing the pride in her eyes and Conner’s eyes when I tell them I’ve met goals makes me want to work harder and do more.
Lead by example
Those kids of mine are why I don’t give up. I don’t want them to watch their mom start something and quit when the going gets tough or when goals aren’t met when I feel like they should be. I want to be an example to them of honesty, determination, hard work and success. So.. write down your goals. Write down steps for how you’re going to make those goals happen. Post them somewhere that you and possibly your family can see them. Have somebody keep you accountable! If you need help, hop on over to OpalTurtle Elevation and let us know what you’re working on. We’ll be happy to cheer you all along the way!