It’s amazing we’re halfway through 2022! With 6 months left to go, now is the perfect time to check back in on the goals you set when the year began.
Perhaps your goals involved learning a new skill or finding a new job. In any case, it’s great to know what you want to achieve.
Although setting goals may be easy, making progress toward them is not. You have to put in the work, hold yourself accountable, and get back on course when needed.
Implement these tips to reevaluate your goals, determine your progress, and make a plan to continue to move forward.
Take 30 Minutes to Reflect on Your Goals
Take out the list of goals you made at the beginning of the year. Reflect on where you are in accomplishing them.
Focus on how far you’ve come and how far you need to go. Check off the goals you accomplished. Enjoy your sense of satisfaction.
Determine whether there are goals you stopped working toward or forgot about. If so, think about why you chose the goal when the year began. Focusing on your “why” behind the goals helps uncover your motivation to attain them.
Determine What Your Goals Still Are
Focus on whether achieving a goal on your list still holds your interest. For instance, if you decided to take piano lessons, ask yourself what your motivation was. Perhaps learning to play the piano truly interests you. Or, it may have been a passing desire based on something a friend posted on social media.
If you still want to pursue the goal, keep it on your list. If you lost interest in it, take it off your list.
Your time is better spent on the goals that truly fit your interests and motivation. You’re more likely to attain something you feel passionate about than something you don’t.
Create a Plan to Reach Your Goals
Make a new list of your goals to accomplish for the rest of the year. Then, develop an action plan to attain each goal.
For instance, if you want to run a 5K, begin planning your training runs for the upcoming week. You might want to begin by walking a set distance. Then, you can work your way up to running the same distance. You can add on to future practice sessions until you feel confident running a 5K.
Develop a Timeline
Write down when you plan to reach your milestones along the way to attaining each goal. Include on your calendar your check-ins for the next few weeks. This helps you hold yourself accountable for reaching your goals long-term.
Keep in mind that small steps may be more effective than large steps. Small changes are easier to make than large changes. They also tend to remain and make a difference long-term.
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