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How to Finish your Goals: Bridging the Gap

This lesson is a part of an audio course How to Finish your Goals by Ana Maria Matamoros

Let's imagine that you set goals regularly, at least once a year on New Year's Eve, and you know exactly what you want: To start your own business, a new house, a new car, a new relationship, to lose weight, etc.

But these have been recurring goals year after year, so, what's happening? Which is the gap between goal setting and goal achieving?

It could be one of these things: Either you haven't decided the steps that you're going to need in order to make it happen, or you're not taking them on a consistent basis.

Be congruent to your goals and have integrity to yourself by keeping your word.

Here are 2 systems that will help you to be more productive:

System #1: Have a Morning Routine

Every day you wake up with 100 points of energy. During the day, you make decisions and start spending those 100 points until depletion. That's why sometimes you come home after a stressful day, and you try to work on something that requires your brain, and you just can't. Take advantage of those few hours in the morning when your productivity and thinking power are at peak level to make progress on the important work at hand.

There are things that you do on repeat that don't require spending points of energy, such as brushing your teeth or having the same breakfast everyday.

Having a morning routine makes you more efficient.

System #2: Have Good Work Habits

Brainstorm the dreams that you want to accomplish in 6 months.

Prioritize your breakthrough goal.

Divide your goal into chunks and plan in monthly calendars where the milestones will be.

When you sit to work, have what you're going to need at hand.

Respect your time blocks.

Eliminate distractions: scrolling through social media every 5 minutes doesn't count as work. The brain needs at least 20 minutes to focus again.

Take regular non-tech breaks.

Have a journal at hand to jot all of your "new ideas" so that you won't get distracted in the moment.

Check weekly objectives against monthly goals to keep yourself on track.

"Look for the dream that keeps coming back, it is your destiny."

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Ana Maria Matamoros