Remember Why You Want to De-Clutter!
If the path to your goal is bumpier than you anticipated, it can feel like a sign to stop. If you start feeling defeated, stop and remember why you wanted this goal in the first place. How will your life, relationships or business be better when you've achieved your goal? Create a compelling list of reasons, and then pick yourself up and move forward.
Recognize Your Points of Control.
You've created the perfect plan for your goal. You mapped everything out...but then things didn't go as planned. Recognize that plans are imperfect. There is no possible way to predict every bump and turn along the way to your goal. But, it is highly likely that you will encounter obstacles, speed bumps and detours. When you do, ask yourself this question: Is this in my control or not? Identify your points of control, and then take action on those areas. Don't beat yourself up over things that are outside of your control. Identify what you can control, and then, get busy taking action in those areas.
Let Go of Deadline Pressure.
If you're doing something for the very first time, you can't possibly know how long it is going to take. While common goal-setting suggests you should set a deadline for your goals, there are times when it is better NOT to have one! Sometimes deadlines add to feelings of defeat, instead of fueling your motivation to succeed.
If you're feeling defeated or frustrated because your goal deadline has come and gone without your goal accomplished, let go of that pressure. Instead of focusing on a set date to finish your goal, carve out a set amount of time daily or weekly to make progress on your goal. When you consistently spend time making progress towards your goal, the finishing will fall into place.
Surround Yourself with Supportive People.
Sometimes we really need someone else to pick us up, dust us off and help us get our feet pointed back in the right direction. Seek out people who will support you on your goal journey. Surround yourself with people who will remind you how far you've come...and let you know that you've come too far to quit now. You simply don' t need any doubters in your camp right now.