1. Be in the Right Mindset
You have to know your why... why is accomplishing this goal important to you? How will it ultimately improve your life? If you don't have a compelling enough answer for yourself, then you probably won't stick to it since it's not that important to you. You have to want to change bad enough, because when the going gets tough, you'll quit. Nobody wants to sacrifice for something that they don't see a lot of value in.
To put yourself in the right mindset you also need to be ingesting content that's in alignment with your why and surrounding yourself with people with similar goals and interests. If you do that you'll never need another reminder because it has now become a part of your life.
2. Make the Habit a Priority
The most effective way to turn your goal into a habit is to plan ahead. You can't hope that your goals will happen to fit into your current schedule, or that by nature you will prioritize it. You have to plan your schedule and block out time. That could mean making every Sunday meal prep day for the week or making 7pm tuesday thursday your non-negotiable workout time.
3. Have an Accountability Buddy
An accountability buddy can help you make strides in your goals. The key is finding someone reliable and truly committed. If you can't find someone to be an accountability buddy, tell a friend or your family about what you plan to do or invest in an accountability coach. Need an accountability coach of your own? Book a FREE No-Sweat Intro
4. Educate Yourself on Your Goal
Nourishing your mind on the habit you choose to pursue is immensely helpful. Knowing more about the topic will help strengthen your "why." If you know that mediation is good for improving your overall health wouldn't that motivate you to do it more? Another great example is getting in shape. As most of us know, being fit is not only about exercising, but also eating healthy. How do you learn to eat healthy? By reading books, watching documentaries, and talking to your friends that care just as much about being healthy as you do.
At the end of the day, success in anything comes from making it a priority. Wanting to achieve something isn't enough. You have to make the conscious effort to better your life. It's not easy, but it can be a very rewarding feeling when you accomplish something you set out to do.
You should strive to make your new challenge an everyday part of your life, to where it becomes second nature like brushing your teeth. It should almost become a passion of yours, that you think about every day. Make the conscious effort to hold yourself accountable to your goals or create a support system that will help you get there even faster!