Aspiring actors, musicians, dancers and models, just to name a few, are known for their ambitious drive to succeed in the entertainment industry. Having high hopes and striving for big dreams is a great first start, but what steps are you taking to achieve your goals? Aspiring actors, musicians, dancers and models, just to name a few, are known for their ambitious drive to succeed in the entertainment industry. Having high hopes and striving for big dreams is a great first start, but what steps are you taking to achieve your goals? Staying focused on your goals requires commitment, planning and organization. With the help of a credited psychologist, Showpitch put together some key points on how to help you succeed and keep pushing forward.

• Have well defined goals and write them down. Remember to be specific and identify smaller          steps that will move you toward your bigger goal.

• Track your progress by utilizing a checklist.

• Set “milestones” and then reward yourself once accomplished. For example, when I finish task 1, 2 and 3, I am going to take the night off and see a movie.

• Use the “buddy system.” Share your goal with a close friend or relative and ask them to help you stay on track. Also, be sure to share your progress with them for positive feedback, which further increases motivation.

• Avoid unnecessary distractions. Learn to say “no” to others, particularly if they repeatedly place demands that interfere with you accomplishing your personal goals. Remember, you cannot constantly put your life on hold for everyone else.

• Stay positive. Visualize yourself accomplishing the goal and utilize positive self-talk to maintain your motivation.