It’s mid-June, halfway through the year, so it’s time for you to check in with your goals. How are you doing? Take a few minutes to evaluate each goal. Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you on track, ahead of schedule, or falling behind?
- If you’ve been using the weekly worksheet, do you complete your tasks most weeks?
- Do your goals need to be adjusted?
are you on track?
If you are on track, that’s great! Serious kudos to you and keep on trucking.
Are you ahead of schedule? Wonderful! Be careful you don’t give yourself permission to coast for a while because you might end up coasting too much and finding yourself behind at the end of the year.
Fell behind and ready to give up? DON’T! It’s okay. It’s not too late. Practice grace, ask yourself why you’re behind, make a new plan, and prepare to move forward.
Are you using the weekly worksheet from this post? Don’t know what I’m talking about? Use the link to go read the article and get your copy. Read it, but haven’t used it yet? What are you waiting for? Get your copy and give it a try. What can it hurt? Nothing. But what can you gain? Oh, so much.
Are you using it, but find yourself not completing the tasks? Why not? Are you filling out the sheet, but then ignoring it? Are you running out of time? If you find you just don’t have time or the tasks are too daunting, try breaking them down to smaller tasks. Schedule a 20-minute block into your day. During the 20 minutes, turn everything off. No social media, no phone, close the door if you have to. Give yourself 20 minutes to totally focus.
Are you just slacking off or lacking motivation? It’s okay, it happens to the best of us. If you’re slacking off, use the 20-minute block mentioned above. Schedule it into your day. No motivation? On your worksheet, write down your why. Why is this your goal? If it’s attached to a bigger goal, write down your bigger goal. Write it down in specially colored pens so it stands out when you look at your sheet.
adjusting your goals
If you are on track or ahead of schedule with your goals, consider upping goals. Say your ultimate goal is to lose 100 pounds, but your goal for this year is to lose 50 pounds and you’ve already lost over 30, consider switching your goal to 60 pounds. It’s a great way to keep you from slacking and reaching those bigger goals sooner. Reach for the stars!
Behind schedule? Whatever the reasons are, take a hard look at your goals. If they seem too big to reach now and you want to give up, it’s okay to scale them back some. You’re not going to continue chasing a goal if you don’t feel like it’s achievable.
My planning year is probably different than yours. I start my yearly planning in August so I can plan around the school year so my year is ending. One of my goals was to start and make a certain amount of money from my business by the end of my planning year. I have not reached the financial goal. It’s okay. I knew months ago I wasn’t going to reach that goal so I adjusted and my goal became to have the administrative and technical side of my business completely set up so I can spend more time next year working on the fun part that’s going to make me more money. I am about 95% there and I should be at 100% by the end of July.
For most of us, time, or the lack thereof, is the biggest excuse for not reaching our goals. We work, we’re taking care of kids, loved ones, taking care of our homes. I totally get it. Have you heard of time blocking? Checking out my post here to learn more.
I’d love to hear from you! Email me or catch up with me on social media and let me know how you’re doing with your goals.