Motivate Yourself to be Disciplined _ \"Desire is the key to motivation, but it\'s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal _ a commitment to excellence _ that will enable you to attain the success you seek.\" _ Mario Andretti Think of reasons to accomplish your goal rather than excuses not to do them. As you do the tasks that you hate but bring you closer to your goal you will feel more satisfaction, accomplishment, and peace in your life. It will be difficult at times to keep pushing forward, especially if you do not see results immediately; keep going anyway. A great way to do this is to remind yourself of why you want to accomplish your goal and to always keep the end in mind. Accountability. \"When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.\" _ Thomas S. Monson. This is why participating in a mastermind group can be so beneficial; it gives us someone to report to who will not only encourage our progress, but hold us accountable for what remains to be done on achieving our goals and related indicators. Remember, the more accountability, the greater the results.
Having a goal is not enough. You need a plan, and goal setting worksheets will help you organize your goals and walk you through the steps necessary for success. We have all been taught the importance of goal setting and, in truth, our everyday lives consist of a series of little goals that we are constantly setting and achieving, even though we are often not conscious of this process. Arriving at work on time, preparing for a business meeting, or even completing household chores are all examples of goal achievement. These same principles can be applied on a larger scale to help you work toward your longer term or lifetime dreams. Wanting something, or even spending a lot of time thinking about it, will not provide enough focus to motivate you to move forward with your goal. You need to write your thoughts down and create a blueprint or road map that is very specific and provides clear direction so you know exactly what you are working toward and what steps you need to take to get where you want to go.