Summer is right around the corner, entrepreneurs, which means pool parties, family gatherings, vacation and fun things of that nature will be calling your name. However, you are a goal-oriented person, which means you tend to be very serious about your goals.
In hopes of keeping that quality trend going throughout the summer months, let’s break down how you can stay on track with your goals during the summer.
First and foremost, you can revisit your goals every single day (do it multiple times per day if that will lead to you keeping your goals fresh in your mind). The problem with most people is the simple fact that they stop revisiting their goals after the first couple of months in a new year. Not you, though. You continue to revisit your goals, so they are always fresh in your mind. That’s how you stay motivated.
Next up, while you are planning your family getaways, don’t forget to schedule some time for your goals. We understand if you don’t want to do work during your vacation, but you still have to plan, plan, plan and then plan some more after that. There are so many people who come back from a vacation, get the blues and then take the easy route by not staying on track with their goals (they start to go through the motions).
If you can fit some of your goals into your vacation time, then do so. If not, then make sure you have a very detailed plan for when you get back. Always remember, one of the first steps in accomplishing is planning.
You would be very wise to not make too many goals during the summer. Focus in on one or two really big goals. This little trick will lead to you not feeling overwhelmed when so much is going on.
If you are really feeling unmotivated when it comes to achieving your goals this summer, then you might want to think about changing up your schedule to add some spice to your life, or you could also go on a vacation.
Don’t be afraid to give into temptation from time to time. If you constantly say no to all things fun, then you are clearly not living your life. If you are only working, then what’s the point? You still created downtime in your schedule during the colder months, so you can easily do the same thing when the temperatures start to really heat up.
You still have to learn how to make sacrifices, but you also need to enjoy the little things, such as taking the kids to the beach or catching a blockbuster movie with your friends.
On that note, if your friends just want to party all summer long, and put their success/goals on cruise control, then you have to ask yourself this question: Are my friends helping me achieve my goals, or the opposite? This goes back to one of the most basic things when it comes to achieving a massive amount of success: You will become who you closely associate with. If you hang out with goal-oriented people, then you will likely become goal-oriented as well.
It’s important to have fun during the summer, for it is arguably the best time of the year, but you also have to look at the big picture. Never stop hustling, and always keep your goals and dreams fresh on your mind.
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