It's hard to believe that we are almost half way through this year. All the excitement that comes with the new year, all that we want to achieve, all that we want to become, all that energy, feels great at the beginning of the year and we almost have a feeling of being unstoppable. But as January gives way to February and February to March the steam begins to fade off, "the champagne life" the end vision for ourselves starts to lose its sparkly bubbles.
It's natural for us to feel this way, and that's what it makes good sense to keep evaluating our goals periodically. Goals are nothing but a plan devised for yourself so that you can stay on track and get the most out of your time. If you have been looking at your goals monthly a once in two months or once in a quarter you probably have the confidence to pull you through to the end of the year. But if you haven't, it's not too late for you. As we look forward to the second half of this year, let's take some time and look back at everything that we've accomplished so far. It's important to look at what we have accomplished before getting hard on ourselves and the things we have not. And if for whatever reasons we were not able to formally set goals for yourself or if you want to press reset now is a perfect time. I hope I'm able to provide you with some useful tips as you set on your journey of becoming a "gold digger."
For those who are starting afresh, here is my "I am goal digger" workbook to help you get started. And if you are a commitment phobic but would like to test the water before committing yourself completely here is a one-page worksheet to help you. You can use these and get started with what you would want to achieve in the next six months. And use the review section monthly– once in two months/once in a quarter to help you stay on track.
Now that you have your goals in front of you let's get started.
For a long time, I looked at review periods negatively as if my failures would define the rest of the year. But that's not the case. It's important to know why you are reviewing your goals in the first place.
What you're doing during your review period is to get an insight into all the work that you've already done. This will then help you get closer to achieving your goals.
It's important to set aside a certain amount of time and allow yourself to go through each goal you had set out at the beginning. This could take a few hours or even a few days depending on how you allocate time to this review period.
Now that you have your goals and have set aside the time to look at them lets take a look at the questions you need to ask yourself as you go through these goals:
1. Every goal that you set out will have smaller goals or micro-goals that help you achieve that goal. Take time to see if you were able to meet these micro-goals.
2. If there are some micro-goals that you are not able to achieve check to see if they are still relevant, and if they are what were the reasons why you were not able to achieve them.
3. Evacuate if there is a need to change or set new micro goals.
4. Check to see what other things that are working right and allowing you to achieve your micro goals.
5. Are there any goals, micro-goals that are no more serving your purpose and you need to let them go?
So there you go, these five questions will help you get closer to accomplishing your goals.
If you need a little motivation here is a set of inspirational quotes that you can download and feel inspired each day.
I also offer one-on-one Skype consultation if you're feeling stuck and need help with setting your goals, reviewing your goals or just some help with time management. You can get in touch with me here.
I hope this helps you and I wish you all the success.