Two of our Young People’s Blog-gers share their tips for keeping track of goals.

This week we needed to think more positive thoughts. We had just officially heard the lockdown in Athens will be extended to the 7th January 2021.

So, we talked about the things we are looking forward to doing when lockdown is over. Seeing friends, going to clubs and cafes, going back to school, not having to worry about curfew, going skating; everything we cannot do now.

Next, we talked about our goals for the future. Some are short term goals, some are long term goals, some are steps we need to take to achieve bigger dreams.
What is clear is just how determined, focused and driven everyone is to meet their goals. We asked the two young bloggers to share their tips for staying on track of their goals.

For anyone needing some advice, here are some excellent top tips from two top goal setters.

Top Tip #1 – Say NO to Distractions!
I look at people around me, if I see myself with the wrong people, people that say let’s go here, let’s do this, unnecessary things, I be away from them. I always make sure that I am focused on the thing that I want to achieve. To protect myself from bad people, from people trying to brainwash me, that will affect what I want to do and what I want to achieve, I get them to back off and focus and try to do the basic things that will get me there.

Top Tip #2 – Keep Focused  
To make sure I am focused on the thing I want to achieve I make sure it is always in my mind. I want to be a software engineer. I have books and Pdfs about software engineering. Before I go to sleep I go through this, I read some things about it, make sure I understand certain things, and when I wake up in the morning or anytime I wake up I go through all this the pdf and books to make sure I am focused.

Top Tip #3 – Share
I like to discuss my goals and ideas with others and learn a few things from them.

Top Tip #4 – Write a timeline
First I need to know what I want to achieve. I like to write things down, and create a timeline.
I write down all the things I want to do, I write them down, sometimes 100 things. Every month, every week, I write the appointments down and set a timeline down. I cannot say “OK I just want a job” there are other things I need to do to get there, I need to train myself.
I used to have stress when I first came here, my psychologist really helped me, she suggested I write a timeline and it really helps me keep on track of where I want to be and what I can do now to get there.

Top Tip #5 – Be Realistic and Accept
If I can achieve the things I wanted to do it’s fine, if I can’t, it’s fine too. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, and keep going even if one day you can’t.

Top Tip #5 – Be Realistic and Accept
If I can achieve the things I wanted to do it’s fine, if I can’t, it’s fine too. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, and keep going even if one day you can’t.