How to plan for success and growth with a mid-year goal review. The point of setting goals isn’t to plan your entire life. The goals are a guide to help you find your purpose and live your best life.
Welcome to the second half of 2017!
Life is an amazing, fabulous, sometimes challenging journey. A journey that rarely takes a straight path. The point of setting goals isn’t to plan your entire life. The goals are a guide to help you find your purpose, align your actions with your priorities and live your best life.
A key to setting goals and accomplishing them is ensuring they’re linked to your purpose, priorities and passions. Priorities change over time – goals change.
Around December 2016 and January 2017 (or maybe earlier) you started thinking about the new year and what you wanted to accomplish. The new year has a way of doing that, it drives a momentum and determination to make changes and create new habits.
Remember that feeling of excitement and energy in the anticipation of endless possibilities of the new year? Motivation was high, your commitment was strong in January.
Now, 7 months later, you’ve accomplished your goals. Or, maybe the excitement and motivation has waned. Or, maybe your goals no longer serve you as they did at the beginning of the year.
This is a great time of year to set aside an hour or so of uninterrupted time to do a mid-year review. Use this time to reflect and evaluate your goals and your progress and to plan for the remainder of the year.
A mid-year goal review can be helpful with:
- understanding the challenges you faced and how you overcame them
- identifying potential obstacles they are present in your life that may not have been present in January
- determining if your goals are still meaningful and relevant
- determining if your goals align with your priorities
- identifying if your actions are moving you toward accomplishing your goals
- making goal changes, if needed, or making changes in how you’re going to accomplish your current goals
Use this time to re-energize the excitement and motivation to thrive!
Ask yourself the following questions:
- What have you accomplished over the past six months (goal related or not)?
- What goals did you achieve or make progress on?
- What are your 3 proudest accomplishments?
- What goals were a challenge?
- What opportunities to learn new things did you take advantage of?
- What goals no longer feel relevant?
- What mistakes did I make and what did I learn from those mistakes?
- What areas of strength did I identify from accomplishing my goals?
- What areas of weakness have I identified?
- What obstacles did I face during the first 6 months of the year?
- What behaviors/habits were the most helpful in accomplishing my goals or progressing toward my goals?
- What are my top 3 goals for the remainder of the year?
- What is my “why” for the goals I’ve set.
- What challenges do I anticipate and how will I overcome?
- What new skills would I like to develop?
- What time management habits do I need to improve?
- How will I motivate myself to stay focused on my goals?
- What habits do I need to change?
- What routine do I need to change or develop?
I would love to chat.
Have you done a goal review? Was it helpful? What questions did you ask yourself?
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