Setting Goals and Keeping Them One Day at a Time

Setting goals can be one of the very best ways to get past addiction and move forward into a life of joy, peace and freedom. The idea of setting goals may seem daunting or stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While goals are markers for something you want to accomplish, they can also be worked toward one day at a time. That’s how you get to and keep a goal that’s important to you. When you can work toward something just one day at a time, it doesn’t feel as frightening to handle.

How to Set Goals the Right Way

What kinds of goals do you have? Are they small things or are they lofty? Either way, you can learn to keep them one day at a time, and that’s a great way to have a goal and hang onto it. When you set goals, it’s important that you think about how difficult (or easy) they may be for you. You can also set short-term and long-term goals. The short-term goals are generally easier because they don’t take as long to get to and accomplish. The long-term goals will be more difficult since they are bigger and they will take more time to get to. But that doesn’t mean you can’t work toward them each day, so you get closer and closer to them as time goes on.

Your goals should be realistic, but they should also take some effort to get to. When you must work toward your goals, meeting and achieving your goals is often its own reward. Seeing that you can achieve a goal is often very motivating, and can keep you focused on the future and on wanting to do more with your talents and abilities. When you create your goals, write them down. You want to be able to see them every day.

Keeping Your Goals Each and Every Day

It’s not just about setting your goals, though. It’s about keeping them, and that’s something you have to make a commitment to each and every day. For that day, remind yourself that what you’re doing only has to be done for a day. Tomorrow will be a new day and will take care of itself. Just focus on the day you have right there, right in front of you. Know that you can do what you need to do for that day. Then when you get up the next day, do the same thing. You will have kept your short-term goals each day and reached your long-term goals before you know it.

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One Response to Setting Goals and Keeping Them One Day at a Time

  1. Victoria Keefe says:

    Very, very helpful. Thank you

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