The Power of the Post-it:
Each week, I write down 3 goals I want to accomplish on a bright post-it and I stick it to a mirror. Every time, I see the post-it, I am mentally prepping my mind to do the goals. If you put it somewhere you pass by a lot, you are increasing this mental prep time by a lot, too. When I add in more positive self talk, I seem to accomplish my goals at a faster rate.
When I work with clients doing Goal Setting Coaching, we utilize the post-it technique with 3 goals each week, plus we add in a check-in where they report their progress. Most of the time, I’m finding that the post-it plus the check-in are really motivating people to finish things ahead of their own schedule at a consistent weekly rate.
It’s important to set goals that are doable and to not overwhelm yourself too quickly. Keep it simple and focus on doing a few micro-goals each week consistently. Also, sometimes all of us have challenging weeks where life happens and we can’t get a lot done. During these times, be kind to yourself, be positive with your self talk. You can always reset and try again next week. Don’t beat yourself up and you will reset faster.