How to Set Effective Goals

How to Set Effective Goals

It’s the beginning of a new month which means there is literally no better time to set goals and get your head in the right place to really start achieving some of your goals!

Setting goals is so rewarding, and I have some tips to help ensure you will be successful in attaining the goals you set out to accomplish.


It can be easy to create lofty goals for yourself and then get lost in the execution. It’s helpful to set a larger goal and then make actionable, smaller goals to complete along the way to hold yourself accountable.


Make the larger goals you’re reaching for seemingly unattainable. The higher you aim, the more you’re able to stretch yourself and grow.


Once you have set your goals and your smaller action steps, put them where you can see them every day. You could write them on your mirror, put them on your phone, make a sticky note on your computer - wherever you’ll constantly be reminded of what you’re working towards!


Whether a coach, community, friend, family member, or mentor, find someone who wants to help you stay on track. Having someone to hold you accountable helps you keep your goals in mind because you’re no longer just answering to yourself.


Failure is inevitable. Things will go wrong. You will have to learn and adapt. There will be obstacles! Neve let this stop you. Instead, take a second to evaluate what is going on and then make a plan to overcome and learn from your failures. If you don’t have failures, you’re not stretching yourself enough!

Setting goals is so much fun and is a great way to keep working on yourself. I would love to hear what your goals are for this month in the comments below...

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