How to Keep your Confidence Up When Working Toward Your Goals!
One of the questions I get asked a lot is: “Lisa, how do I maintain my confidence and conviction toward reaching my goals when things seem to be taking WAY too long to materialize?
This subject is one that I know a little something about…the challenge of learning how to play the long game. Trust me…I know what that’s like to WANT things to be moving faster, yet it feels like you’re going at a snail’s pace.
What I know for sure is that when most of us set our big, bodacious goals, we forget to factor in that life is also happening around us at the same time. We don’t factor in our family needing us as much as they do. We don’t factor in running out of money or having to spend our money in a different direction. We don’t factor in health, especially if we get shocked with a health issue.
So I wanted to share with you my top 4 strategies to maintain your confidence and focus when you’re on your way to a big goal and it seems to be taking longer than expected.
#1 Set up the timeline to factor in the unexpected.
I know that sounds crazy. But the worst thing that can happen with allowing yourself some extra time is that nothing unexpected happens, so you hit your goals sooner. If I want to hit a goal in 6 months, I give myself 8, 9 or 10 months to do it. Setting a timeline that actually allows and plans for the unexpected helps you maintain your confidence and self-esteem.
#2 Understand and recognize your micro wins inside of your macro goals.
Why? Because if you don’t celebrate your micro wins along the journey, you will feel miserable as you begin your climb. Too much time will elapse between setting the goal to begin with and the chance to celebrate achievement.
#3 Make sure you are in an active community with a group of people every other week that can hold you accountable.
People who ask you these questions:
- What small step did you take over the last two weeks to hit your macro goal?
- What wins do you want to celebrate?
- What actions are you committed to taking to move forward?
This will set you up to stay focused, keep your confidence high and help you to stay in movement. Meet every other week, for 59 minutes or less.
#4 Remember that you set the date to achieve your goal, but that is only YOUR date.
Allow that date to have movement. To be fluid and flexible.
I love hearing from you, so please share below what resonated for you. What was your #BOL (breakthrough out loud for those of you who might be new around here)? Do you have a big goal you’ve been going after for a long time and have begun to lose confidence because it’s taking WAY TOO LONG? What did you hear that might help you along your journey?
Remember, this show is not a monologue. It is a dynamic, delicious dialogue. And I’m here to listen as well as teach and share. I love seeing your engagement with me and the other gladiators and change agents in our tribe. This is a beautiful community. This is your home.
I believe in you, and I love you. I really do.
Your Sister in Prosperity and Possibility,