What goals did you set for yourself and professionally this year at the beginning of the year?
With the month of July here, the year is halfway over. It’s time you take a few minutes to reflect on the goals you set at the beginning of the year.
What goals are you on track with? What goals are you continuing to make progress on? Identify the ones that you have not started working on. What goals are you struggling with and why? By taking the time to evaluate your progress and your goals, you take what you have experienced and learned from the first half of the year and learn how to apply it going forward.
Keep track of what you’re accomplishing- it will inform your progress, therefore, help you achieve your goal. You must track and measure your progress to know how much farther you have to go and the needed adjustments to achieve your goal.
Knowing what is working and what is not working will help you identify the reason behind it. What are you doing that is making you successful? How can you use what is working to help you with what is not working?
What is preventing you from meeting your goal? Preparing and Planning, and identifying obstacles will leave you ahead of your plan.
There’s value in understanding why your plan failed.
Evaluate when you succeed and when you fall short.
Taking the time to evaluate your plan of action and goals and understanding what works will help you know how to meet your goals throughout the year.
Remember, if your plan does not work, change the plan, not your goal.