Sheri here –
There is still time to finish STRONG for the year!
If you set goals, now is the time to review your progress against them and tweak them to make 2020 amazing, unusual but still amazing!
Not Too Late to Set Goals
Ok, so the year turned out unlike anything you planned or even could have imagined!!
Were you able to do a course correction and do something extraordinary in these crazy times?
Not too late – reviewing your goals or setting new ones can be an excellent support tool for you.
While goals are frequently considered start of the year activities, you can make and begin goals anytime. I wrote a couple of blogs (here) and (here) if you’d like more information on the “HOW to” part of goal setting.
It’s never too late or too early to set goals.
And once they are set, you can readjust them, even deliberately put them on the shelf. The important thing is to keep working goals that align with your dreams.
Review Your Progress on Your Goals
The beginning of a quarter is a great time to review progress on your goals.
Generally, at least quarterly I go back and relook at my goals and see how I’m doing. If I’m making great progress, then I put a little stretch into it. If I’m lagging behind, I may reset the goal to keep myself motivated.
No matter what, I keep working on them.
One of the goals that I’ve made every year for about the last 5 years has been to lose weight. And over the last 5 years, I’ve probably lost and kept off about 35 pounds, including during this crazy covid year.
When I decided 5 years ago to set a weight loss goal rather than be disappointed in myself AGAIN. I decided to do it differently.
This wasn’t going to be one of those “I’ll just write it down and do nothing about it” goals. This is one, where I made a plan that requires daily action: good nutrition, counting calories, keeping a food journal, doing SOME exercise daily and getting adequate sleep.
While I can’t do 10 pounds at a time, I can do daily actions, that as I measure activity, I see progress. Dropping and keeping off 35 pounds, for me, is huge progress!
So I don’t do it perfectly, somedays I’m better than other days; but it is the consistency over time that has worked.
How do you use goals to help you? Leave a comment below.
Do you see how this same technique could be used for any business or personal goal? The consistent small daily actions really make a difference. It works on everything.
This is the time of year to start looking at your accomplishments for the year and what you still want to do to make this year great – to finish STRONG.
What do you need to do starting now, to make this a great year? It’s not too late to set a goal and make a plan to get great things done before 2020 ends.
The key is to decide and start!
Baffled by goals? But still want to get things done this year? Book a call here and let’s discuss a strategy to get it done!