How to Set Your Goals and Achieve them with Bingo

Posted on December 17th, 2013 by & filed under Uncategorized

Playing the Game as your Tracker and Reward System

According to a study conducted by the Harvard Business School, only 3% of graduating students had specific goals for their future. Interestingly, only 3% of that graduating class earn as much as 10 times that of the average in the group. It has been said time and time again that defining your goals and actually taking time to write them down has proven to be a truly effective motivational tool. But because only few people engage in this activity, turning it into a quick and easy task is sure to make anyone excited. And what better what better way to do so than to turn your goals into bingo!
This may sound absurd but it’s actually very simple and effective. The key to achieving any goal in life is breaking them down into smaller, more doable tasks. Instead of saying my goal is to lose ten pounds or travel to Paris, why not concentrate on concrete goals that you can do each day.

Here’s how: 
Name each bingo card a goal you want to achieve, like wanting to write or setting up your own business. On each square, write specific goals that you can carry out in one sitting. For example, if you want to lose weight, fill in the squares with goals like do 50 push ups a day or eat Broccoli for dinner on Mondays.

Doing it this way allows you to check your progress in a visual way, which definitely wakes you up every time you want to slack off or procrastinate.

This example shows some reading goals for 2014

Of course, rewarding yourself is part of the whole game, too, but in a controlled way. Take it in this light: online bingo site FoxyBingo regularly releases programs for their Foxy TV campaigns and whenever their fans would answer three questions correctly from the show, the site rewards them with Bingo Points. Make this strategy work for you, too. Whenever you create a pattern on your bingo goal card or finish a specific number of goals, reward yourself with treats that will surely keep you motivated.

Writing your goals and accomplishing them is definitely a difficult task if you don’t break them down in simple terms.

Don’t forget to reward yourself, too, and be proud of the progress you’ve made so far.

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5 responses to “How to Set Your Goals and Achieve them with Bingo”

  1. […] are things that I always need to be reminded to stay on track!  Recently I posted a fun idea for keeping track of goals with…BINGO. I am going to give it a try. I am also joining the Valentine RD’s #14in2014 […]

  2. Lisa Mallis says:

    I love this idea! I am going to use it for me – and for my clients. I often teach “small goals” but had never thought of the BINGO idea! AWESOME!

  3. This is a cool idea, thank you for sharing.

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