In case you haven’t been paying attention the year is already halfway gone. I’m not even sure why the accelerated passing of time surprises me anymore, but somehow it still does. So before your check out and enjoy your Fourth of July holiday this would be a great time to grade yourself on how the year has gone for you so far. Or as I like to say…
Give yourself a Check-up from the Neck-Up
Take some time this week to review the goals and objectives you created for the year and make an honest assessment of where you are. Remember this is not the time to beat yourself up over what you haven’t done, but rather celebrate all that you have done.
Those things that you haven’t gotten to yet should be reviewed as well and ask yourself the following questions:
Am I still as committed to this goal as I was 6 months ago? If not-why not? If so -how so?
Is this goal still relevant in the context of what I wish to achieve this year?
What would happen if I eliminated this goal from my list altogether?
If you decide that the goal is still worth your energy and effort than ask the following:
What has prevented me from moving forward with this objective? Is this self-created or is it something I have no control over?
If self-created than ask yourself: what steps will I take in coming weeks to move forward and begin the process of achieving it.
If you have no control over the outcome than here is some good advice- Quit beating yourself up and stressing about it. When the circumstances dictate action just be ready to execute your plan.
Have a great 4th of July. Take some time to up-plug from the matrix and spend a few moments with people that create joy in your life.
Thoughts for the week:
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline. –Harvey MacKay
Whatever you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. –Zig Ziglar
The greatest danger for most of us in not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark. –Michelangelo
Don’t let life change your goals, because achieving goals can change your life. –Unknown
Action without planning is fatal, but planning without action is futile. –Unknown
The way to get started it to quit talking and begin doing. –Walt Disney
Looking forward to our next conversation