How to Stay Motivated When Setting Goals

As a twenty-something, I have been hyper-focused on creating habits and rituals that will set me up for success. I don’t know about you, but it can be easy to become overwhelmed by the many things I want to achieve. I have been navigating a multitude of new situations and a common theme of embracing the unknown. The Goal-setting has helped me stay grounded and follow through on my never-ending to-do list. Here are some of the tricks that I have implemented within my own life to stay motivated and achieve my goals.

“May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” ~ Psalm 20:4

💫 Write down your goals 
– getting clear on what you want is super important. Creating the space to write down what you aspire to create sets the foundation for action. 
💫 Take small steps everyday 
– It can be easy to get overwhelmed when setting goals. Breaking the goal into smaller action steps allows for daily progress 
💫 Reflect and adjust
– Create space to see where you are succeeding and where you are struggling. This will allow you to improve your habits. 
💫 Capitalize your strengths
– focus on your strengths. Use them to help you progress. If you are good at organizing but tend to procrastinate, write down all of your goals and set times to complete each step.
💫 Find ways to combat your weaknesses 
– If you don’t enjoy being on your computer, connect with something you do enjoy. Associate it with a warm drink or time spent near your pets. If you find your phone distracting, turn on do not disturb or leave it in another room.  
💫 Find motivation 
– Focus on your why. What is inspiring you to achieve this goal. Think about this every morning when you wake up and allow you to inspire you every day. 


13 responses to “How to Stay Motivated When Setting Goals”

  1. ecohorizons Avatar

    Take enough time to rest as well .
    Thank you for writing …

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Thank you for the reminder! Blessings!

  2. Lawrence Morra Avatar

    Establishing a routine with healthy living habits is mandatory but putting Jesus Christ front and center at All Times is essential!
    Good of you to share these good principles and positive attitude! Amen.
    Brother in Christ Jesus,

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      You betcha! I always pray that my passion’s align with my purpose while also implementing positive habits to aid in my success. Blessings!

      1. Lawrence Morra Avatar

        Sure thing and you betcha bottom dollar for sure! I that is the method and guidance being followed who can wrong it?
        Blessings to you as well!

  3. Tina Avatar

    Great strategies Kiki. Thank you for sharing. I’m Bookmarking for further thought and possible implementation towards my own goals. Blessings. ❤

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Yay! What are one of your big goals currently? Lmk how it works out! Blessings!

  4. bereavedandbeingasingleparent Avatar

    Front and centre is where he needs to be. God bless ❤️

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  6. Over Soil Avatar

    I had a Japanese friend who gave me one of those Japanese goal dolls. Not sure you know the ones, but they’re given to you without the eyes drawn in. First you have to draw in one eye to represent the goal you wish to achieve and then when you have achieved it, then the other eye gets drawn in. Well my one eye doll is somewhere in the house, but to this day I haven’t totally achieve the goal and she’s going to stay as Ye Ol’ Blinky.
    Oh the goal was to be fluent in Japanese, but fluent is as vague as the length of a piece of string.

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      I have never heard of this before! Thank you for sharing!

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