When you decide to make a change in your life the first thing you probably did was make a list of all of the things you wanted to change, no matter how many there were. Did you also think I nee do them all at the same time? You are not alone, this approach seems to be the most people take because they are impatient.
Guess what not so much….
Here’s where I ask you taking on so much at the same time is that sustainable? When ish gets hard will you be able to stay motived to hit your goals. Will you get frustrated when it’s not happening “fast” enough?
Your success depends on your ability to prioritize your goals and manage your motivation while working toward them.
I know you have so many goals, but what if you took a big step back and focused on having fewer goals. Think of it like this less is more!
It makes it easier to stay motivated because you can only focus on so many things at once.
When you take on too much, it’s easy to over estimate what can be accomplished. It’s important to learn how to dial it back and prioritize your most important goals over all others. The more focused you are on a goal, the greater your chance of success.
Also, the fewer goals you have, the more you can focus your energy, time, and other resources toward achieving that goal. It’s not easy to choose your most important goals, but it’s worth the effort.
We are all given the same amount of time in each day, and we have to plan our lives based on the same 24 hours that everyone else has.
We all have to allow time for each task we plan to do each day. Basic needs are similar for everyone, but after that, you get to choose how our time is spent. The only problem with that is you have to decide what is important and then make sure you spend your time doing the things that matter to you.
If you set too many goals at once, you won’t have time to achieve all of them and you’ll probably feel like you’re spinning your wheels and not achieving anything.
Working toward fewer goals will give you more time to focus, and you’ll be more likely to be successful.
Sure you say, I have all the time in the world to put towards ALL my goals, but do you have the MENTAL energy to achieve them.
You can do only so much before our minds and bodies need to rest and refuel. Spreading yourself too then can wreak havoc on your energy levels, and can cause you to fail at reaching one or more of your goals.
Be honest with yourself about what you have the energy for. Think about all of your obligations and the limits you have with your time and energy already, and then choose what goals to pursue first.
What do you really have the energy for?
Raise your hand if you are an overachiever. I see you and totally get that it’s easy to over commit when it comes to setting goals for ourselves because it’s easy to over estimate what we’re capable of doing. It’s easier to maintain your motivation for fewer goals at the time because your able to laser focus your time, energy, and other resources.
The fewer things you try to do at once, the better you can do each one, and the greater your chance of success.