Achieve Your Goals
Time your goals the same way you would your weekly or daily tasks by putting your priorities first. “We all have a million things to do, and if we don’t do the most important things first, then we usually never end up doing them,” says Roesler. “All the other busywork takes over and you can go for years without ever putting any time into your goals.” For instance, she says, if you have a full-time job and a family but have always wanted to write a book, decide that you’re going to spend time writing every morning. “Write out a timeline for long-term projects, such as getting into med school, and base it on your short-term goals, such as taking one of the prerequisite courses,” says Roesler. It helps you set realistic timing goals when you know what deadlines you have to meet to reach your ultimate goal.