It’s hard to believe but 2014 is half over.
In another 6 months, we’ll be reflecting back on this year and looking forward to 2015. Hopefully, we’ll be ending the year strong and looking back on it with positive memories.
As with any goals you set, it’s important to create checkpoints for yourself and evaluate how you are doing. Now that we are mid-year, it’s a great time to pull out those New Year’s Resolutions. Take a look at the goals you set for yourself and how much progress you’ve made on each one. You probably fall into one of these categories:
Goals? What goals?
If the idea of a goal is drawing a big question mark in your head, that probably means you either never set New Year’s Resolutions or completely forgot about them. Don’t worry–it’s not too late. There is still half a year to go and a lot can be accomplished in that time. Sit down and really think about what else you want to achieve this year and start a crafting a plan to get yourself there.
I’m not making much progress
So you set your goals and you’ve been working hard towards them, but unfortunately you’re not making much progress. While you may feel dejected, look on the bright side. The hardest part is getting started and you’ve already done that. Now you just need to re-evaluate your strategy. What is working? What isn’t? Figure out and try a new plan of attack. Hang in and don’t give up.
I’m doing exactly what I thought I would
If you’re meeting your goals and making the progress you thought you would, give yourself a huge pat on the back. You’re doing better than most people. But don’t stop there. Even if you’re on track to meet your goals, stay committed and motivated.
I’ve far exceeded my expectations
Hurray! You’re overachieving and doing way better than you thought you would. Keep up the good work but also think about whether or not you can reach even further. It’s great that you’re exceeding expectations, but were your goals far enough of a reach to begin with? Try to challenge yourself to do more than enough. You never really know what you’re capable of until you try it.
Resolutions or goals in general may sound like a waste of time to some, but if you take them seriously, goals will help guide you in the right direction. Be prepared to adjust your goals or abandon them altogether as you go.