Hey, you. We are three weeks into the new year already. How’s it going? I want to check in with you. Did you make some new goals? We know that the word “resolutions” has become a bad word. Although it has become a bad word, most of us do update our goals and our projects for the upcoming year.
Now that that word is out of the way, back to the question at hand, how are you doing? It has been three weeks since we welcomed in a new year, have you just continued on from the previous year? Have you changed anything?
If you made promises to yourself, how are you doing with that?
For a lot of people, this may seem a bit early for a check in, but it really isn't. If you have made a choice to do something different this year, the first month is closing in fast. So, how you doing?
Most of us want more out of life than we have. If we were to talk to our 10-year-old selves, what would that kid think about where you are right now? Would you be impressed with yourself? Or would you be amazed at where you are in your life? I can guarantee that where we are now is not where we thought we would be. Even from last year, things have happened that were so unexpected. Ok, and?????
What do you do now?
It is never too late to start something either again or for the first time. I can say with the utmost certainty that the idea of me blogging is the last place I expected to be. Yet, here I am, sitting to write most days of the week. And, I actually like it. That is the weird thing, I really do like it.
I like the research. I like the process. I like the idea that what I have to say, somebody somewhere likes to read it. Cool. But, I didn’t say it was easy. Somedays it is a real struggle. Distractions, other things I would sometimes rather do, rabbit trails I get lead down while researching, and then the inevitable self-doubt that anybody even likes what I write about.
Back to the point, are you actually taking steps to achieve your goals? Well, let’s assume you are. Hooray! Because even if you hadn’t started, by reading this you are now heading in the right direction. So, let’s take a look at what it takes to move forward and if you need to tweak your goals, or re-schedule or adjust, or pat yourself on the back because you are killing it. Cool!
So what does your goal list look like?
It should look like this:
- What is your ‘why?'
- Are your goals written down?
- Have you gotten really specific?
- Do you know what your goal looks like?
- Do you look at your goals each day, maybe multiple times a day?
- Have you put a date for achieving your goal?
- Do you have smaller goals as well as the end goal?
- Do you have celebrations planned for each goal achieved?
- Do you have an accountability partner?
- Do you have a timeline?
So if your goals for this year are already shaping up for you, you are one of the rare ones and I am really proud of you. Whether you have either planned for something this year or not, it is never too late to start, or start again.
Are you getting the theme? Let’s get to it and get it done!
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A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.- Colin Powell