you have a written plan, you should evaluate the plan's overall ability to act
as a working action plan. You can begin the practice of listing your
accomplishments. The practice of listing accomplishments may assist with staying
motivated. The use of journaling and checklists can also be effective
motivational practices. Documenting progress and mapping out actions may aid in
making a mental note of your accomplishments. Once you have written a plan, you
must have the motivation to implement it. The following is a list of
suggestions for motivational longevity to implement your plan.
the plan flexible?
Make sure the plan has room for adjustment in thoughts and ideas.
the plan maintain your interest?
Be sure the plan is worth implementing and that the steps that have been laid
out will keep your interest.
will you know when you have reached your goal? It should be clear when you have
reached your goal, and you should have a plan to celebrate successfully reaching
the goals well defined?
The key to achieving goals is to have them well defined. It's confusing to
think about going someplace without knowing your destination. Well-defined
goals are a pertinent piece of the road map to success.
will you reach your goals?
Make sure you write down your action steps. Each action step is a detailed
description that will lead directly to reaching the overall goal. It is vital
that your action steps are clear.
will assist you in meeting your personal goals? Define those who plan to assist in
any possible way in completing each action step. How will each person assist?
What is his or her role? How often will he or she need to complete the defined
additional skills and training will you need? Do you have any
questions for which professional services can assist? Are there courses offered
in the community that would assist in meeting any of your personal or
caregiving goals? There are often a wide variety of courses offered in the community,
ranging from communication courses to courses that focus on the personal care
of others—seek them out. You can also register for a live Caregiver Wellness
webinar or a Caregiver Training Course with Caregiver Support Services.
There can be a tendency to minimize the successes in
our lives and to turn increased energy on the goals you didn't meet. Instead of
focusing on unmet goals, try to spend more time and energy focusing on our
successes. By no means am I suggesting that we not take mental note when you
encounter opportunities to learn. What I am suggesting is to spend very little
energy focusing on anything negative in nature. Instead of holding on to
negative situations, simply move on.
Use your Achievements
as Building Blocks for the Future
Building on each achievement can enhance our
potential growth. Each individual achievement represents a building block for
future successes. We should be mindful of successful practices we discover
and make them a natural part of our repertoire. If there is anything not
working, we should discard the practice; we don't want to dwell on the ineffectiveness
of any practice.