Revisting Your 2011 Goals-How to Have a Very Good Year
How to reevaluate your goals
It is the middle of the first quarter, you started the year with a game plan, now comes a pivotal moment: do you fumble, drop the ball or continue to move forward successfully? No, I’m not talking football, I am referring to New Year’s Day, 2011 when a fresh start sounded exciting and 365 days were a blank slate for you to write your destiny on.
It isn’t easy to make long range goals and keep them unless you periodically take time to re-evaluate them. One of the easiest ways to do this is either monthly or quarterly. With each re-evaluation you will be able to assess whether: your goal is on target, unrealistic, or needs tweaking.
What did you hope to accomplish in 2011? What direction did you hope to travel? Did you write your goals down in a notebook or was it hurriedly scratched out on a piece of scrap paper?
If you cherish the time given to you to accomplish great things you will be organized and attentive to the dreams that are important to you.
If you are failing miserably, or worse, cannot even recall what your goals were on that first day of the year, I would encourage you to take a moment to reflect on what you want to accomplish in the next three months.
Steps in setting goals
Helpful ways to contemplate your future and set your sails for successful achievements are:
1. Take time to write out one or two goals in the areas that interest you. Here are some of the areas I evaluate: health, wealth, spiritual growth, personal growth.
2. Write down each area and list any and all things, no matter how outrageous or small, that you would like to accomplish in this lifetime before you die.
3. Find a goal partner and meet via face-face or phone to discuss weekly goals. This is your ticket for accountability and support. Remember, your goal partner is counting on you for support to help him meet his goals as well. Once a week for 15-20 minutes is a commitment you can keep. Write down both your goals and your partners goals for the week. Each week you will begin the meeting with a review of whether you met your goal or not. You may offer a reason, but that is not the purpose here…it is just a report.
Look at patterns that keep you from your goals, such as procrastination, depression, hopelessness, doing the same routine instead of moving outside of your comfort zone
Remember: the quality of your life can be improved at any point but, it is up to you to make this happen. Dream big and achieve all that you dream. You are unlimited potential.
Find an Accountability Partner
I follow the tips I have offered here with much success. I make progress toward long range goals and feel that at any time I can pick up my notebook and read where I’ve been and where I’m heading. My goal partner is my sister, Danette Watt, who is also a hubber here. We meet weekly, although she lives in Illinois and I live in North Carolina. Our meetings are done via the phone and we encourage and support one another in our goals; and celebrate our accomplishments with each other. We’ve been doing this for two years now.
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