Good article on achieving goals.  In short:

1.) Plan – create what I cal an action plan and use what I call milestones.  Measure accordingly to both.

2.) deal with hiccups.  Stay determined

3.) focus on making progress

4.) get help

 

For more details, read the attached article:

 

To achieve my goals, I cannot simply go out running like normal. I have to begin by understanding my current status and building a plan that makes room.

Source: Ultimate Guide to Achievement | How to Achieve Goals