We’re six months into the New Year. How are you doing on the goals and resolutions you set?
Every day is a great day to review the goals we set for ourselves. Monthly, quarterly and half-year reviews give us a bird’s eye view of how we’re doing on our long-term goals. If you’re like me, goal setting is a process you’re always improving. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. The important thing is that we keep learning and moving forward.
I started this blog in the fall, the same time I start thinking about my goals for the upcoming year. Many of my early posts focused on goal setting. My first email opt-in was a goal setting workbook.
If you’ve set goals, you know that setting them is the easy part. Achieving them is where the struggle comes in. At least that’s how it works in our house.
We all have the very best intentions to lose weight, get a better job, work on our personal development, and improve our marriage. But then life happens. Let’s not forget our human nature to procrastinate and seek pleasure. It’s a wonder I finish anything. 🙂
No matter where you are with this year’s goals and resolutions, there’s hope. Consider today your fresh start. It’s your opportunity to reassess and relaunch. It’s your chance to create the change you’ve been dreaming of.
How I’m Doing
First, let me share how I’m doing. I’m not going to try to explain how far behind I am on my income goal. I’m also behind on my decluttering and remodeling goals. In both of these areas I’ve made progress and am grateful to be further along than I was at the beginning of the year. I’m rocking my personal development goals. My reading goal is right on target and I finished my conference goal seven months ahead of schedule. I’m also doing well on my health and fitness goals. It’s clear which areas are my comfort zone.
I know from past experience that I need to set lofty goals for myself. If I seem calm about my shortcomings it’s because I may have missed the stars but I’m getting closer and closer to the moon. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about making progress.
So now what?
I created seven steps to help you relaunch your goals and create the change you’ve been dreaming of. Take some time to work through these today and you’ll be crushing your goals by the end of the year.
Seven Step Goal Relaunch
1 – Assess Your Progress – Review the goals you set and make note of where you are. For example, if your goal was to lose 10 pounds, get on the scale and write down how much you’ve lost.
2 – Review Your Priorities – It would be naive to not acknowledge that our circumstances change. It’s possible that you’re in a completely different place right now than you were at the beginning of the year. Are your priorities the same? If not, now is a great time to redefine them.
3 – Rework Your Goals – Maybe you’ve knocked out all of your goals already. Perhaps you haven’t begun. Rewrite your goals to make them attainable in the time you have left this year. If you crushed them, it’s time to write some new ones.
4 – Identify Your Road Blocks – For those of us who are falling behind, it’s a great time to think about why. This is the reason my goal setting workbook focuses on only three priorities. Last year I learned that by having too many goals, I had too much freedom to pick and choose which ones I made progress on. The goals were my road blocks.
5 – Think Habit – At the end of the day, it comes down to habit. The more habits you create, the easier it becomes. If you’re new to habits, grab this worksheet I created for goal setting class I taught earlier this year.
6 – Recognize How Far You’ve Come – If you’re here, reading these words, you’re making progress. Congratulations! Look at how far you’ve come over the last 12 months. That’s something to celebrate.
7 – Let Go and Relaunch – It’s time to let go of our failures and move forward. You have six months left and that’s enough time to make big changes happen.
Goal setting isn’t easy. Data suggests that less than 10 percent of people even set goals. But you’re here because you’re different. You want a better life and you’ll do whatever it takes to get there.
If you didn’t set goals this year, today is a great day to start. Download my goal setting workbook here. If you did set goals, commit to a relaunch and make the last six months of the year the best six months.
If you’re really serious about making things happen, consider hiring a coach. I offer coaching packages to fit any budget. You can find out more about the program here.
How are you doing on your goals this year?
What’s your number one tip for getting back on track?
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