Determination, Will Power, and Achieving Goals
February 14, 2014 11:04 AM Subscribe
I have several goals that I have been working on for a long time, and I never seem to keep up with them. They're pretty standard - stick to my budget, develop an exercise habit, spend more time with friends and less time watching tv, etc., and I usually start out well, but fizzle quickly. I'm looking for resources that will help me create and sustain my plans better.
posted by odayoday to Grab Bag (13 answers total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
I know that goals need to be measurable, realistic, and attainable, and I have set pretty good goals for myself in those terms. They include things like exercise 30 minutes per day, at least five days per week, and create and stick to my budget. I usually can sustain my goals for a few weeks to a month, then things get chaotic and I let them fall. I know that prioritization is a big part of this, and I have to make achieving these goals a priority, but I'm looking for things to read or do that might help me frame things differently in my head to make it work better, or methods that people have used to help them follow through better on their own goals. I hear stories about people with much busier lives than mine achieving amazing things, and I feel like my goals are pretty modest, so there's really no reason I can't do what I need to to make them happen. So, please send any books/websites/ideas that have worked for you. Thanks!