Remember those goals we set on January 1st? Trash them! That’s right, throw it away because it’s time to stop, reassess, make a plan, and move forward. OK, maybe you don’t have to throw the list away. But take a few minutes and decide how you want these next six months to look. What do you want to accomplish?
There’s plenty of time to finish 2017 strong. You can still dream big people! That goal list can still be accomplished. But you’ve got to have a plan. I’ve talked about this numerous times but I needed the reminder myself so I’m sharing it with you as well.
- Write it down (BE SPECIFIC). Make your goal list and decide which one to start with now. A list with a thousand things on it will never get done. Also, chasing after a thousand goals at once will leave you overwhelmed and giving up. Start with one.
- Understand why you chose these goals (THE WHY). I’m a big believe in the why! Many times, figuring out why you really need this goal accomplished will motivate you to make it happen. And sometimes figuring out the why helps you understand that this was never meant for you in the first place. That’s their goal, not yours.
- Decide how you will get it done (ACTION PLAN). Break it down into small steps, give yourself deadlines, partner your approach with how you work best. This part might change as you go, but without it you’re never gonna cross it off the list.