How To Set Goals And Achieve Them

How To Set Goals And Achieve Them

By CGD Team

There’s nothing like turning over a new leaf to get those goals in place and get working towards achieving them. If you’ve not quite built up the steam to get your 2021 in order, no worries – we’ve got the ideal solution. Our 2021 planner offers all you need to brush up on your new year's organisation, with all the space you could possibly need not just to plan those important goals but achieve them too. How’s that for starting 2021 on the right foot?

Here’s our step-by-step guide for how to set goals and achieve them, using our 2021 diary to smash your goals, build those plans, and take on the world: 


Write down those goals

Without any goals on paper, how will you know what you want to achieve in 2021? The first step to any good plan is by writing down what you want to achieve, and the same is true when it comes to our 2021 diary. Jot down your top goals for the year, whether it’s reading a book a week, saving for a house deposit, or de-cluttering your flat one pair of sale shoes at a time. Whatever the plan, get it on paper in your diary, and you’re off to a good start.


Decide on your deadlines

The secret to achieving those goals is to make them more than pie-in-the-sky. Our 2021 diary helps you create your goals and give yourself a timeline for when you want them to be done. That means those goals are no longer a someday – they’re a this day. Plan out a realistic deadline, and you’ll be on your way to goal success in no time.


Get those important dates pencilled in

Got to save for a specific occasion, or want a goal done before an event? Having everything in one place will give you a clear idea of what’s coming when. It might be easier to rely on social media to tell you about relative’s birthdays or important anniversaries (we know, we’ve done it too), but having it down on paper is much more reliable at the end of the day.



Go all out on your to-dos

To-dos are the actions to your ideas, and they provide the way to transform your goals into real-world ‘things.’ Action out your goals with a series of to-dos within your deadline, and you’ll feel incredible as you tick off each one. That’s a rush well worth having, especially when it makes you look more organised and on top of everything in the process.


Split your actions into portions

All it takes is 30 minutes to do something good with your day. Once you’ve got an idea of your to-dos, you can portion them out into 30-minute slices. That big task or goal doesn’t look quite as scary when it’s cut up into tiny pieces, now, does it? This Pomodoro-style method not only breaks up those big goals, but it shows you just how much progress you’ve made too. Love the idea of starting 2021 as the organised, sensible person you know you’ve always, secretly been? Pick up our 2021 diary today and those goals will fall like dominos.

How’s that for getting stuff done?