Re-evaluating Your Goals Mid-Year

Now that we are about halfway through the calendar year, hopefully you are on track to achieve your main goals.  As we discuss at the beginning of each year, setting goals is extremely important!  See my previous post on setting goals:

But, as Coach V. likes to say, “The ship cannot reach its destination if you are not sure it is pointed in the correct direction.”  What does this mean with respect to your goals?  If you set a goal but never check to see how it is progressing or if you are working on the correct things to achieve it, how can you realistically expect to accomplish that goal?

Goals are extremely important to me and I take them very seriously!  I put a lot of effort into coming up with what is important to me, and then I go full steam ahead to try and achieve it.  I am a big believer in dreaming big and going for it, as you might surprise yourself in what you can achieve if you set your mind on it and work extremely hard and in a focused manner.

I encourage you at this mid-way point of the year to go through each of your goals and write down exactly how you have progressed on them.  Evaluate what you have done well and what you have not done well.  Cross out those goals that are completed and make sure you are working on those that you said earlier were the most important.  Perhaps you need to add new goals or perhaps modify the ones which have changed. 

The main point is that at the beginning of the year, you obviously thought enough of the goals you created to write them down and set them as something you want to accomplish.  If you don’t check in on them before the end of the year, how will you know if you are on the right path to achieve them?

I like the saying, “Live life by design, not by default.”  Don’t just drift around and let yourself be moved in random directions.  Plan for what you want.  Work hard to achieve it.  Make sure you are working towards the correct thing, and before you know it, you will be accomplishing what is important to you!

-Coach David-