1. Put it on Paper
Writing your goal down is so powerful because it turns it into something tangible instead of just a passing thought. It will provide a roadmap that clearly defines where you want to go.
2. Break It Down
Break your goal down into mini-goals, so it is not as much of an overwhelming task to accomplish. There is no limit as to how small the steps should be, as long as you are moving forward towards your goal.
3. Make a Timeline
Create a timeline that includes daily actions, no matter how small the action is. This step will eliminate a lot of the frustration and keep up the motivation.
4. Be Accountable
Make your commitment public so there is some accountability involved. You can do this by telling your friends & family or announcing it on a social website, such as Facebook.
5. Make Time
Making time could pose a serious problem for the achievement of your goal. Start with just finding 10 extra minutes a day; skip the morning newspaper, delegate tasks, don't overcommit yourself or cook in bulk.
6. Reward Yourself & Create Consequences
Give yourself kudos for even the slightest achievement. But also create consequences for procrastination or not accomplishing an item on your daily timeline.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." Calvin Coolidge