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Jan 29, 2022

Don't be afraid of this goal-setting discussion because we are going to discuss setting goals in a way that supports both our professional and personal desires.

Ask yourself this question when setting goals. Who do I want to be?

If you’re like many people, you set some New Year's resolutions, and then by February, you fell off track pretty quickly with meeting your goals or even getting started on them. On this episode of Overcoming Distractions, we are going to discuss how to stay consistent on the progress needed to achieve our goals.

We have back on the podcast, Sarah Reiff-Hekking, Ph.D. of True Focus Coaching.

First, we discuss whether setting New Year's resolutions is a bad idea or if there might be a better time of the year to set them as well as implementing goal setting on a more frequent schedule.

Sarah says that we have to understand who we want to be in order to set and achieve goals. This means finding a way to align both professional and personal goals so they are harmonious. Your professional goals should help support your personal and family goals and the way you want to live.

Sarah also says that setting and achieving goals helps us with our self-esteem and gives us purpose as well as meaning in life. It also facilitates engaging with others which can help with the process.

Dave and Sarah also discuss why good habits and routines are some of the keys to making progress with our goals. With behavior change, small moments can help you in the long term.

And as always Sarah gives us some quick tips to get back on track. She says always keep restarting and a good rule of thumb is to revisit your goals every three months. She also says if you're struggling, just focus on today. You can work up to revisiting your goals weekly, make sure you're taking your whole life into consideration, and renew your goals when needed.

If you want to connect with Sarah Reiff-Hekking, Ph.D at True Focus Coaching, you can reach out to her here: