FOUR PRINCIPLES TO HELP KEEP YOU ON TRACK
Focus on your priorities.
Do first things first. Map out your day the night before. If you don’t have a clear goal for your day, you will pilfer your time and not accomplish what you set out to do.
Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar said, "Lack of direction, not lack of time is the problem. We all have 24 hours in a day." Focus on the benefits of sticking to your set course.
Focus on the end results.
If the one goal you set will take the entire year to accomplish, don’t get tired half way and give up. Keep reminding yourself why achieving this goal will make your life better.
Focus on the present.
Even if you get off track from pursuing your goal, remember that tomorrow is another day.
Don’t get stuck on the trivial or mundane -- or yesterday. Jump back on the horse and give things your best shot the next day. Focus on the positive things that you can do in the future, not on what you failed to do yesterday.
Focus on strengths
Everyone has some things he or she is good as well as things he or she is not so good at. Make sure the goal you set is something you can realistically accomplish and preferably something you are good at or can become proficient in over time.