How to Keep Moving Toward Your Goals

by Joncara Marshall

It is February and you may be feeling the guilt of New Year Resolutions-setting goals, falling off track, and feeling like you cannot get them done. This could be disheartening for a lawyer who wants to move forward with their career as well as try to achieve personal goals. But don’t cross out your resolutions and recycle them for next year! In the radio broadcast “How to Set and Achieve Your Goals,” certified life and empowerment coach and Esquire Coaching consultant Jose Albino offers help and tips on how to do what you want to accomplish.

Here is his advice in achieving your goals:

1.    Focus on “why” you want to achieve you goals instead of “what” goals you want to achieve. For example, you may want to start your own practice, but why? Is it to have more freedom? Because you want to start a new chapter in your career? Understanding why you have set a particular goal can push you towards achieving that goal.

2.    Have a strategy of how you will achieve your goal. You need more than a mindset to be accomplished; you need to know how you are going to do it.

3.    Create a timeline or benchmarks toward your goal. It will be easier to accomplish a goal if you break it down into parts instead of trying to get it all done at once. You should always have an idea of what your end result will be.

4.    Visualize that you have already accomplished your goal. You can also create a vision board, that is a poster of different things that what you want, or have a photo of someone that you want to emulate. By visualizing your goals, you can shift your focus back on them.

5.    Develop a support system with goal-driven individuals. You want to create a community of people who can encourage you to keep going.

6.    Reward yourself for what you have accomplished. Doing something for yourself is acknowledgement to what you have down so far.

And here is a bonus tip: it is okay if you lose sight of your goal. You can use it as an opportunity to reassess your goals. The point is to achieve what you want to accomplish.

If you have gotten off track, go back to your support system for help or read specialized books or newsletters that relate to your goal. Also, be compassionate and flexible with yourself; you do not have to be perfect.

To hear more about how to successfully set and achieve your goals, as well as past broadcasts, go to You can also listen to live broadcasts on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m-6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

What do you have to say? Are you making progress or stumbling a little toward your goal? Leave a comment. If you are having trouble reaching your goals, email us at and we will write a post with specific tips for setting and achieving goals.


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