Self Development

Deploy 5 Strategies to Achieve Your Goals Better!

Hi there! I hope everyone is healthy both physically and mentally as the days go by. It’s been a while since I’ve been back to this platform although I don’t have any good excuse I can sum it all up to you by firstly saying that I too have been absent-minded due to not having control over my other projects like voice-overs and the presentation of my book since of the COVID-19 and ever since I have felt helpless. I feel like I have so much going on that I do not know how to organize it. Yes, I have time but I certainly don’t know how to make the next step and it frustrates me. So instead of working on it, I become stagnant which is a bad habit that I need to work on. “Have you ever felt like you have so much time and want to do it all at once? And let’s say you put all your hard work to it only to realize that you’re not done but rather burnt out!? Or how about times when you have so much you want to accomplish but don’t know where to start?” Well, that’s my current scenario. While yes, it’s great to have all these goals and some work put into it. There are better ways to reach all your goals without letting any of them sly through the cracks. The bottom line, it’s better to get organized because not doing so, can start making things look pretty blurry down your lane since you don’t track your goals. 

Let’s jump right into The 5 Best Practices for Tracking Goals NOW! And just as a heads up, I too will start incorporating them and making you guys keep me accountable for whatever I accomplish from now on.

  1. Get it all down on paper. Write what your end goal is all about. 
  2. Get brainstorming and writing it all down on paper about what needs to happen. That means writing all the details from step1-3 to facilitate a better vision of what needs to get done. 
  3. Next, come up with an action plan. This means looking into your calendar and writing it down on which day you will take action step 1 and which day and hour you will take action step 2 and so on…
  4. Ensure that you’re making the step measurable because if you overdo your work than you might just get overwhelmed or in other words burnt-out. This usually tends to happen to me. So this time I will be more cautious about this.
  5. Finally, start taking action! Yes, the only way to get going is by starting. But don’t just start right away. Make sure to go over strategy #1 and so on. Overlooking these simple steps can pull you away from accomplishing anything. So rule of thumb. Do take it seriously, which means consider why you are creating these goals in the first place.  

I hope this helps you out and if you’re interested here are my personal goals that I hope to track to accomplish them. 

  1. I want to Finish Reading a book titled Unlimited by Tony Robbins. I will get to it by chunking into sections the chapters this way I will feel an advancement. 
  2. I want to finish illustrating a children’s book The Pink Donut written by Me. If you have time and want to eyeball it go on Amazon and type: The Pink Donut by Melody Valencia. I will get to this by creating 1 drawing per chapter. First, I will begin by brainstorming what I want to be the main focus of the picture before drawing it. I will dedicate a timer of 45 minutes per day for 1 illustration. And each day I will dedicate that same amount of time until I am done with 1 illustration to hop onto the next and repeat. 
  3. I want to get better at wearing specifically eye-makeup that will suit my face. I will look up Youtube tutorials on natural eye-makeup and do Pinterest inspiration once a week. Then I will practice during the weekends Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I will take pictures of my outcomes.
  4. Voice projects, I want to keep practicing the cadence of creating next door girl voice, even though I don’t have the right office set-up at the moment. This goal is the one that really felt like it was falling through the cracks because it started as my main source of income and then I noticed no jobs were coming my way. This is when I took the initiative to learn how to better my voice projects by taking an online course. And I discovered that my microphone set-up has made me lose the opportunity to land jobs. However, I don’t want to lose the practice just because I don’t have the right set-up. Plus, we will be moving out any time soon once COVID-19 is over. Making it the main reason why I haven’t put any effort. But we all know that without effort nothing is given. Which is why I will return to practicing daily at least 2-3 scripts a day for 1 hour. 

This is all for now! Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your week! 

Hi, my name is Melody and I am the face behind the visual muse! I am a health and wellness writer currently based out of Miami Fl. When I am not writing or exercising. I am either collaborating on voice overs projects and love spending time learning different ways to manifest self-improvement.

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