How do you know if you’re getting closer to achieving your goals? Setting deadlines and sub deadlines are key for measuring progress.
“What gets measured gets done”
Measuring Progress – Using deadlines and sub deadlines
Deadlines are one of the most important aspects of goal setting. You have to give yourself deadlines or else you won’t achieve your goals. You should have a deadline for when you’re going to achieve your goal and sub deadlines along the way to keep you on track.
Think of sub deadlines as checkpoints along the way. They’re a way to make sure you’re progressing toward your goal and staying on track with your deadlines. Breaking your bigger goals into smaller pieces will make your goal seem less intimidating and more realistic.
How to make deadlines
Start with making deadlines and then breaking them down into sub deadlines. Create deadlines by choosing your goal, writing down every step you need to take to reach it, and then how long you think that will take. Don’t put too much pressure on creating perfect deadlines, adjust them as you go.
Once you have a deadline for your goal, start breaking it down into checkpoints you’re going to hit along the way to achieving it. These checkpoints along the way are going to be your sub deadlines.
Sub deadlines are great because they consist of small goals you can accomplish daily.
Update your daily routine to incorporate your goals
When working towards a goal, there should be things you can do everyday to get closer to achieving it. Because of this, you need to adjust your daily routine to include these daily habits into your routine.
So whether your goal is to save money, lose weight, eat healthier, earn more money, or improve your relationships, there are things you can do each day to work towards achieving that goal.
Creating these daily goals will help you reach your larger goals sooner and keep you motivated. Accomplishing these daily goals will make you feel a sense of accomplishment and you should celebrate these small victories!
Incorporate visual representations of your goals
There are a lot of ways to remember and visualize your goals. Utilizing methods like vision boards, sticky notes, affirmations and visualization are going to increase your success.
Having visual reminders will help you subconsciously see and remember your goals. For more information on how to visualize and remember your goals, click here.
Setting deadlines and sub deadlines are key for measuring progress. Deadlines and sub deadlines are used to make sure you’re on track to achieving your goals and push you to get them done. Incorporate your goals into your daily routine and find small things you can do each day to get closer to achieving your goals.
To learn more about goals, check out this blog.