As human beings, we yearn for self-improvement. We want a toned body, a six-digit bank account, or a stable relationship. We are ambitious. However, these goals are often thrown off because of the lack of a sustainable habit.
No Zero Days is a sustainable habit that aims to aid in developing a concise plan to achieve your goals through effective writing.
What constitutes achieving big goals is the organization, that is through writing everything down on a piece of paper. In this article, we will tackle how to crush your goals through writing by doing the No Zero Days habit.
No Zero Days
No Zero Days basically means never letting a day end without achieving a task. It does not matter how big or small the task is. The important thing is, that something gets to be done. How is this possible?
Effective writing is a tool that can be of great help in achieving big goals. When you write down your goals in such a way that is clear, accurate, and concise, you get to see a clearer picture of how you can accomplish these objectives. Through effective writing, we can grasp the entirety of our goals that are straightforward and feasible.
Big goals can be overwhelming, especially when you look at them from a macro perspective. Your self-doubt gets in the way and as a result, you tend to procrastinate. However, you do not consider that under that big goal there are subtasks. These mini-goals when done can create huge progress in working your way towards achieving big goals. Next thing you know, you are already ticking off your big goal from achieving all the subtasks under it. After breaking down the tasks, managing your time by time blocking is essential. This is done by dividing your day into blocks of time to avoid cramming.
After mentioning all the things above, how do you execute this No Zero Day habit? Here is a more in-depth game plan on how to crush your goals through writing, promoting productivity everyday, #NoZeroDays.
The Game Plan
Achieving big goals is difficult to accomplish without a game plan. A game plan is a carefully thought-out course of action to achieve a specific objective. It varies, but with achieving big goals, you need a pen and paper.
The only person stopping you is you. It is easy to become intimidated by your writing goals, especially when you are a perfectionist. Seek writing services to help you. Drop everything and see it from a bird’s eye view.
Being overwhelmed can be a burden when you want to achieve something. It is difficult to get out of your pool of to-dos.
Know your priorities and narrow them down. Let go of control and take it one step at a time.
Write down your goals
Goals must be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-specific). As our minds are limitless, sometimes we dream of the impossible. Having unfeasible goals will pave the way to failure and discouragement. Thus, not achieving anything.
In writing your goals, you must be particular about what you want. Ask these SMART questions to yourself:
Specific: Is it clear?
Vague goals can be a weak foundation in order for you to stay committed to achieving your goals. This is why you should have a clear and specific goal in mind. This is going to be your why.
Measurable: Does it have quantifiable metrics?
Measurable goals can be seen, heard, and felt.
Achievable: Can I achieve it?
Achievable goals that are way out of reach can pave the way to disheartenment which leads you to abandon your goals.
Realistic: Is it doable?
Realistic goals fit your current resources, mindset, and abilities.
Time-specific: Does it have a timeline of deadlines?
Time-specific goals should have a definite date to be accomplished. Plan it out, and if you are unable to achieve it in your desired time, it is time to reconsider it.
Mental clutter and disorganization can be a hindrance to success. When you write down your goals, you get to organize your thoughts and signal yourself that you are eager to achieve what you have written. Thus allowing you to be more focused and productive.
What should I write? Long and short-term goals.
Long-term goals are usually big goals that take time to be achieved and can take years. While short-term goals are little milestones in between, which can take days, weeks, or a month.
Goals should also have deadlines and be time-specific.
Tell your family and friends what you are up to. This creates a sense of responsibility that you need to stick to and persist with your goals.
However, it is easy to let down the ones closest to us. This is why sharing your experience online can be of great help to keep you driven, simply because we care about what people think of us.
You can start off with blogs and websites, especially when you are still starting. You can seek help from publishing services to assist you in publicizing your work.
BBC (Break to subtasks, Break down your time, Consistency is key)
Break to subtasks
In effective writing, it is important that you create a clear, accurate, and concise plan, so write down your goals in this manner.
A goal can intimidate you on where to start since the task seems to be so big. But when you break it down to subtasks, you realize there are mini tasks under that big goal. Now it seems easy to achieve that big goal because it has been broken down into simpler tasks. You are now motivated to get the work done.
Take baby steps and accomplish one mini task at a time.
Break down the time
After breaking down your goals into subtasks now, you need to break down your time. Time blocking is a method in which you divide your day into blocks to do specific tasks.
When you compile all your little victories, as in achieving your mini tasks, you are now one step closer to achieving your big goal.
Consistency is key. Hard work is not enough in achieving big goals. You can procrastinate and get your work done, but that leads to stress.
Even on free days, accomplishing mini tasks are of great help in working towards your goal.
When all of these three (3) are combined, you can achieve your goals in no time, no matter how big or small they are.
Always go back to your why
The road gets bumpy. Sometimes you think the only option you have is to quit. This is why having a SMART goal is important, this serves as the foundation of why you are doing all these hardships.
Your why is deeply rooted in emotions. When you feel like giving up, this will give you the drive to try again and push yourself even harder.
Never let a day end without achieving a task
Never let a day pass by without achieving anything. No matter how small that task is, it is still beneficial to keep achieving your goals.
Do not have zero days, where you do not accomplish something. It is about direction, not speed.
A sustainable habit will help you move mountains in no time.
No Zero Days will help you crush your goals through writing. With just a pen and paper, drive, and consistency you are more than equipped in achieving your dreams.
Make it a habit to write down your goals. Remember that it should be clear, accurate, and concise. Set goals that are SMART. There is no big goal that you can not achieve. Under this big goal are subtasks that you can easily do. Do these mini tasks daily and never skip a day!
Achieving big goals has never been this easy. Write down your goals and practice effective writing. Yes to No Zero Days. Get the work done.