Tips for Achieving Goals in 2024

How we plan on making our goals a reality in 2024.

1/1/20242 min read

Between the two of us, I (Michael) am the more goal-oriented person. I am the type of person who gets out of bed early because "I can do more if I wake up earlier." I feel fulfilled when I achieve what I set out to do.
Goal setting and accomplishing those goals is my purpose and comes naturally to me.

On the other hand, Maddie is more of a dreamer. "It would be nice one day to do..." or "Wow, I want that someday..." are common sentences she will say. She sets goals and later forgets that she wants to do that.

They say opposites attract. When it comes to goal setting, Michael & Maddie are very different when it comes to goal setting. Together, we've become a yin and yang for one another.

When I am unsettled about not doing what I want to accomplish in a day, Maddie comforts me and helps me plan how to finish the next task. When Maddie forgets her long-term goals, I remind her of what we're trying to achieve for her future. I am the one who keeps pushing until the end, while Maddie is the one who forces rest days and helps us rejuvenate.

We both believe that setting goals is important. Giving yourself a plan to make those goals a reality is also essential! Here are three things that help us achieve our personal and couple goals.

  1. Set time to make a plan of action. If your goal is too big, you may get lost while doing your best to figure it out. Instead, break it into smaller parts and do it one step at a time. You can do that for nearly every goal and help yourself focus on the next step, leading you closer to your end goal. That plan of action will help you take every step you need.

  2. Set time for achieving and time for rest. Both are essential. When I push myself every day toward what I want, I become weary, overrun, and in desperate need of rest. Planning intentional rest periods helps you focus, rejuvenate, and get back on track.

  3. Lastly, be realistically ambitious with your goals. You know what you are and are not capable of. I could not realistically be competing in the UFC by the end of the year, even if I trained every single day. However, if it's my goal to fight in a ring, an ambitiously realistic goal would be to work out four times a week and practice sparring with people within six months. That goal would be ambitious for me, someone who has never practiced mixed martial arts, but it is also realistic enough to accomplish it.

One of our goals this year is to write more. So be on the lookout for us as we achieve our goals, and we'll review how we're doing with them later in the year.