I can’t be the only person looking at the calendar like, “where has the year gone?” We’re well into the second half of the year and it’s time to check-in on those goals, resolutions and promises we made for ourselves at the beginning of the year.
Around the end of 2015 I remember sitting in a friend’s office and listening to him share all of the things he’d accomplished from his New Year goals list and I was quite impressed. He’d typed his goals on a Word document and kept them on his computer’s desktop to keep them on his mind throughout the year. I thought it was a wonderful idea and I decided to do the same.
I made a total of 13 goals, some of which I’ll share with you:
- Successful natural hair tour in Spring 2016
- Land another contract opportunity
- Be a guest speaker at least three times
- Host at least five events of my own
- Sell at least 20 slots in my PR eCourse
So far out of the 13 goals I set, I’ve completed four of them. I think that’s pretty decent but I have a long way to go. I’m realizing that I wasn’t as specific as I needed to be with some goals because I used words like “successful” without actually defining what successful would look like in relation to that goal.
Where are you in terms of reaching the goals you set at the beginning of the year?
If you’re not sure whether or not you’re on the right track, here are a few ways that you can evaluate your progress.
Find your original list.
I know this seems like a no brainer, but you can’t truly check-in on your goals if you don’t have them right in front of you. Try your best to locate the piece of paper you wrote your goals on or the electronic version that you stored somewhere safe in your phone or on your computer.
Reflect on your activities so far.
What have you done this year? Did you do anything that can be easily marked off your list without a lot of thinking? Go ahead and check those off. One of my goals was to land another contract opportunity and I signed a contract with a new client in May. :) I’ve noticed that I’m very close to completing other goals because I’ve been putting in the work to get things done so by the end of the year I should be all set.
Re-evaluate your activities.
After you’ve reflected on your activities you should be able to determine what needs to change. Maybe you should stop procrastinating on something that seems daunting. For example, I wanted to sell at least 20 slots in my PR eCourse but I haven’t actually marketed the course or created a launch strategy to ensure that I’d get those students. Honestly I’d
Plan for the rest of the year and edit your goals.
Now that I realize that I don’t want to push a PR course but I do want an eCourse, I’m going to switch gears and focus more on what my audience wants and needs from me. Most people don’t want to do their own PR so they don’t need the course but many people do want to learn how to blog. So my focus is on making something for that community instead. There is no rule that you can’t edit your goals if you’ve noticed that they aren’t feasible or make sense anymore.
I hope this helps you get on track for the remainder of the year. I’d love to hear how you’re progressing so be sure to leave a comment below. You can also share this article with your friends and family to help them get on track as well.