Failing to plan is planning to fail!
Planning will make all the difference! I promise you.
If you know where you're heading and what action you need to take to get there, you can't help but achieve your goals!
Guiding principles are a great way way to help you keep you on track. Any time you hit a roadblock or lose focus, you can keep coming back to these and find a way forward. You can read more about guiding principles here.
It's important when you are goal setting that for your longer-term goals, you are reaching for the stars. Something that really excites you and gets you sitting on the edge of your seat a little. For your short term goals, the ones that will all add up to the bigger ones, you need to be really clear, and make sure they are achievable. Writing SMART goals will ensure you stay on track and are pitching your goals at the right level. You can learn all about SMART goals here and grab a free workbook to get started.
And, lastly, there are plenty of tools you can use to help you. Trello is a great way to break down all of your tasks, prioritise them and keep a visual record of what you are are currently working on. You can split your tasks into "to do", "doing" and "done" lists and celebrate every time something hits the done list!
Related Post: How to use Trello to organise and track your goals.
Once you have written your goals and you know what you have to do... there's just one thing left to do. Do it!!