We are well into the second month of 2017, and many people are already sidestepping all the goals drawn out for the year. It is difficult and requires disclipine to stick to goals and schedules but remember there is a reason you wrote down those goals. here are easy tips top help you stick yo your goals and resolutions
- Commit to daily excellence.
Look at all of the successful people around you — whether it is a close family member, friend, or a celebrity you admire — and imagine how they think and go about their daily lives. You’ll notice something each of them have in common: a commitment to daily excellence, explainsEntrepreneur contributor Matt Mayberry. No matter what you do for a living, it’s important to constantly strive for excellence every single day. If you do this on a daily basis, you may not see instant improvements but over time your hard work will become clear. Everything you do, you should do with all of your heart.
- Get enough sleep.
To be successful, have self control and build discipline, a simple solution is getting enough sleep. Most people think that sleep doesn’t have much effect on their work or mood, when in fact it’s a key factor. Create an effective sleep routine by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, listening to soothing music and creating a comfortable environment, says contributor and content strategist Rehan Ijaz.
- Prioritize correctly.
Don’t get caught up in small, mundane tasks and make sure you’re prioritizing your tasks every day. To continue to strive toward your goals, “focus solely on themes that will drive growth,” saysEntrepreneur contributor and co-founder of NerdWallet Jake Gibson. Forget about being perfect, do the hardest things first and focus on one thing at a time — these quick hacks will help you prioritize your days and your life better, this create more discipline and self-control.
- Learn how to say ‘no.’
These two words are often the hardest to say, but it’s important to be able to politely say “no” to someone so you can avoid overloading yourself. “Any time someone asks you to do something, it’s important to take a step back and ask yourself — what value is this providing to me and/or my business?” says Michelle van Slyke, Entrepreneur contributor and VP of marketing and sales for The UPS Store.
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