Stay Focused: Working Towards Your Goals

Do you remember your new year’s resolutions you set at the beginning of this year?

We all know staying focus on our goals can be difficult after the initial excitement is gone. When we first write down our goals and dreams we are filled with joy and optimism. But when we are overwhelmed with obstacles, boredom or just lack of focus continuing going after said goal can be challenging.  Here are seven ways to stay focused on your goals.

  1. Simplify Your Goals:

Sometimes we have very in-depth goals it can become difficult to stay focus on our goals. When we have massive goals the road can be long and may be quite some time till we will see a reward for our efforts. When we take on a goal the first step we need to do is give ourselves a “pep talk”. Reassuring ourselves that we will feel rewarded at the end of our pursuit is like driving with no fuel.

  1. Value Success:

Sometimes when we are so focused on a specific goal, and don’t take the time to be thankful for all the smaller success we have on the road to our ultimate goal.

  1. Learn to Say No:

One of the major issues that many of us face while trying to make our dreams a reality is the ability to say “no” to disturbances. For example, have you ever put off working toward your goal for something else that came out of nowhere? Many times it may just be a simply text message, call, social media notification or our favorite TV show does the job of delaying us from our goals.

  1. Write Down Your Goals:

To help us focus on our goals writing them down or create a vision board will assist in training our mind to think more about our goals and actually achieving them. Also our brain thinks in terms of images so, if you choose the right pictures, it will serve as both an enjoyable and effective method to stay focused on your goals.

  1. Support System:

This is one of the most overlooked steps to focusing on our goals. When we have a support of people or one person who checks on our progress and helps us keep on track. Without a support system it can be easy to get off track and stop pursing our goal. In the case we do not have a support system we can reach out to people who are like-minded and are also on the road to greatness.

  1. Have A Positive Mindset:

Once we change our mindset from “I can’t, I won’t”. To “I can, I will” this simple change can make all the difference when pursing our goals.

  1. Enjoy The Process:

If you don’t enjoy the process, then it will get overwhelming and the likelihood is that you will quit. On the other hand, if you love the process it makes the road to achieving your goals easier.

We all have it within us to find the willpower for continued goal or dream pursuit. Think of how you learned how to drive as a teenager or young adult. Whether you experience failure or disappointment you stayed present in the moment and in your singular focus on the task at hand. You just focused on your goal in the distance, an infectious desire that garnered support and the relentless urge to get there, one step at a time.  What are your goals and what ways do stay focus on the road to success? Comment Below & if you liked the post please share!

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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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75 Responses to Stay Focused: Working Towards Your Goals

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  2. I like to hang a new vision board each year in my West corner, the aspirations and creativity corner) ❤

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  3. Such a great post, with easy but perfect tips! It often has so much to do with your outlook on things, so to simplify it for ourselves is the biggest favour we can do for us! 🙂

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  4. Great post and reminder. I do tend to lose focus by this time of the year. It gets easy to say, “I’ll just wait and start over in the New Year.” LOL! 😉

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  6. Eri Hunt says:

    I absolutely love this ! These steps i will follow thanks for sharing .

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  8. KJ's Hangout says:

    I never stick to my new year’s resolutions but these tips are really helpful

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  9. sargondorsai says:

    Simplify and write down your goals. Two things that seem so trivial and yet have such a huge impact on our ability to attain those goals. They really help to focus the mind on the projects themselves and kick us into gear.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Great advice, especially the learning to say NO bit!!

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  12. ProgressHub says:

    Great tips here. Especially writing down goals to see them daily and get them to your subconscious mind sounds so easy but for some reason many people do not do this, including me until recently. But I did it a while ago so I am really curious how it will help me. And then there is the ability to identify and say “NO” to things that hold you back..

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  13. Absolutely positively true! We can accomplish anything that we set our minds too!

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  14. deniselatroy says:

    You are a very good writer.

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  15. Great advice. I like to baby step it all and then just do it. I make goals / aim may 2 to 3 times a year or more. I gave up new res.olutions yrs ago because by nov i have already got aims get and i am working on

    Thanks for reinspiring me we all need to be inspired again

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  16. Nicole Neal says:

    I would also add that it’s important to record your progress every step of the way. You only know how far you’ve come when you see a transformation.
    and as a fellow blogger, great work. Your post was enjoyable to read

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  17. Vonn says:

    So true about enjoying the process! It’s easy to get so overwhelmed with the future that you don’t stop and enjoy what you have in the present. Great post.

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  18. michnavs says:

    Such a great post…

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  19. Ava O. says:

    These are useful tips. Thanks Jay

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  20. B says:

    This is the first year I’m actually making any progress on my New Year’s goals but I still really needed this post to give me the motivation to move forward. Thank you!

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  21. Great post! The points about saying NO and support system really hit home for me. I found a lot of positivity and support from complete strangers on Periscope. They are like minded and focused. Crazy how complete strangers can encourage more than family and friends, right?

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  22. lmgarrington says:

    I haven’t looked at your bio yet, but I do hope you have considered being an inspirational published author. You’d be very good at it.

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  23. vlmrhm says:

    I write down the vision. Keeping it before me. Your post was excellent.

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  24. Cacey Taylor says:

    My goal is to stay on point with EVERYTHING you just said. Awesome Post man.

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  25. lisakunk says:

    Yes. I need to say “No” to lots of interference.

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  26. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. spudbudette says:

    Excellent for focusing and refocusing.

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  29. Ashquill says:

    Motivating post!
    Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  32. Great advice and always positive and well inspiring tips, Jay.

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  33. TipsterPH says:

    This is one very helpful post about staying focus!

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  34. Emily says:

    Great post! I can’t, for the life of me, remember what goals I set for 2016. Oddly, I’ve spent the better part of the last week reflecting and setting goals for 2017 despite knowing how distracting my life will be. I think sometimes it’s about the season your life is in, your mindset, and what you need – goal setting should happen at any time you feel the motivation.

    I love the idea about selecting an image for each goal as a touchstone and reminder as we get sucked into the day to day of life. A great idea to maintain focus this year!

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  35. Anki Bhoye says:

    Creating a vision board is something that I am planning since a while now, I really wish it happens soon. I have started bullet journaling since past 4 months, and writing down goals and tasks has really made a difference in my life. Reading this post has made me even more excited and inspired to make a vision board.

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  36. Hemangini says:

    Winderful article Jay. mind if I include a mention on it in my next post?

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  37. Nice advice Jay! Sometimes we really need to be reminded of these things.

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  38. Charis says:

    Coincidentally I just learnt to ‘say no’ it wasn’t easy!! But seeing this post has strengthened my resolve ! Thank you

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