Congrats, you are half way through the year and it’s time to take a look at how things are going. Have you ever looked up and thought wow, it’s already June what have I accomplished.
Goals give us something to focus on, but if they are just cute words on a piece of paper they are just nice paperweights. At the end of the year you want to be able to look at what you have done and feel like you have pushed the bar just a little further.
Wouldn’t it be nice to walk into the second part of the year with a crystal clear picture of how things are going. Then once you’ve done that, you can decide what you want to accomplish and how you plan on getting it done by the end of the year.
Why You Want To Start Now
December will be here before you know it, another year done a lot of time wasted. Don’t worry about what you didn’t do or what you wanted to do, let the past go. Give yourself permission to start making positive changes now.
Make a few small adjustments now. Use this exercise to get things back in perspective and get moving.
STEP 1. Don’t judge yourself, come to this process with an open mind.
STEP 2. Find the list you made earlier this year with the things you want to accomplish. If you didn’t make one, don’t worry just create one now.
STEP 3. Let’s get to work!
Here are the four questions you need to answer..
Question 1. What have you accomplished so far this year?
Take inventory of what you have done. Look at what you have accomplished, whether it was on your list or not! Write it down.
Question 2. What is on your list right now that you can now take off?
Maybe you have outgrown some of the items on your list, perhaps your priorities changed, or you may just want to go into a different direction. Purge your list..and look for things you can get rid of?
Question 3: Be honest, what do you still want to accomplish?
Look at your list and prioritize it. Note: Having a list with 50 things on it is NOT a good idea. Make it easy to succeed by having a list that you can actually work with for the 2nd half of the year (no more than 7 things).
Question 4: What do you need to do to keep things on track?
Do you need support, accountability, discipline, tools, education, etc. Write down what you need to do going forward to stay on track. If you need some outside help that’s okay, just write it down.
Success is based on both preparation and planning. You want to be successful so take the proper steps to get done what you need to get the results you want to finish out the year strong.
This new list becomes you new goal list. If you have identified areas where you need support, help or love identify people who can help you. Then ask them if they would be willing to help you, if they say no you know that they aren’t the right people and MOVE ON.
Break Your Goal Into Bite Size Pieces
Your goal here is MOVEMENT preferable toward your goal. You don’t have all the answers now and you will never have all the answers. At this point, you just need to move forward. Tear those goals into bit size pieces. If you want to write a book, spend 4 hours a week writing. If you want to learn a new skill find an online class or a book and start working. Your job is not perfection, it’s action, so get moving 8).