Goals: 3 Tips to Get You Back on Track When You Have Lost Your Way

You were progressing nicely, but, suddenly, you realize that you’re far away from your goals: your health is nowhere near where you need it to be; your relationships are fizzling away; your career is going nowhere; your finances are disorganized; etc. You don’t know how this happened, but now you feel you’ve lost your way.

Know this. You’re not the only one that goes through this. In fact, many live the same thing—and more than once. Sometimes, life’s demands and challenges toss us away from our goals and before we can react, we’re already miles away.

However, you don’t have to continue drifting; you can get back on track. Doing so demands discipline and determination: the discipline to get yourself to do what you must, and the determination to remain consistent even when facing obstacles.

Reestablish Your Goals

Your current situation marks your starting point. Where do you want to go from there? You must establish your destination. Where are you trying to take your health? Your career? Your relationships? Or whatever else you’re trying to move forward? What does your ideal future look like?

Clarify what you want. Then, start taking baby steps in that direction today. If you take enough steps in the right direction, you eventually reach your goal. The key is to keep taking action and persevere.

Get a Mentor

If you’ve lost your way once, you can lose your way again. To prevent this, enlist the help of a coach or mentor, someone who can provide guidance and hold you accountable for your commitments. When you’re trying to get back on track, having the support of a coach is priceless.

For example, if you commit to getting back in physical shape, hire a personal trainer. Personal trainers, not only hold you accountable for your eating and exercising commitments, but also provide you with great advice, which can really expedite your journey to your goal.

Surround Yourself With a Support Group

Reaching your goals doesn’t have to be a solitary journey. You can travel with a group of peers who can cheer you on, inspire you, keep you accountable, and help you along the way.

Often, people lose their way because they are surrounded by the wrong people: people who drag them down rather than lift them up. Perhaps the reason you lost your way in the first place was that you’re hanging out with the wrong crowd. Here you are fighting to improve your life, but you’re spending your time with complacent, visionless “friends”.

Surround yourself in function of where you’re going, not where you’ve been.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.