We are at the end of February, two months into 2021. Many people set new goals at the beginning of the year and I think now is a good time to reflect on those goals.
Regardless of what you set for your goal. Whether it be professional achievements or maintaining healthy eating habits or improving you financial health everyone needs to reflect on and reassess if they will meet their goal or need to adjust.
It’s like planning the perfect route for a road trip and then never checking for traffic as you go. Your bound to hit it.
It is easy for lose momentum or completely forget about your goals. Schedules get disrupted, natural disasters happen, you have an emotional setback, or you are unable to maintain the habits necessary I stay on track to meet the goal (this would be pretty much any health and fitness goal I set).
Checking in on your goals is always a good idea no matter what time of year. It is a good opportunity to remind yourself of your goals, assess your progress, reassess and reset, and determine what needs to be done to achieve them.
The check-in gives you time to assess how far you’ve come and determine what needs to happen to stay on track. When you first set goals it’s easy to get overly excited and set big goals. Checking in allows you to look back at what you done and assess whether those goals are achievable for you or if you need to reset your goals to be more attainable.
Check-ins allow you to course correct, instead of getting to the end of your timeline and realizing you haven’t made the progress you would’ve liked to.
How to do a goal check-in.
- Write down what your goal was.
- Write down why you wanted to work on this goal.
- Reflect on what is going well.
- Reflect on what is not going so well.
- Gauge your progress on your goal.
- Reassess and revise your goal.
- Set time to work on your goal.
- Write action steps you need to complete in order to reach your goal.
Don’t give up!!
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Additional goal setting information.
What can be getting in your way of achieving your goals?
- Starting tomorrow.
- Starting when you “feel” ready.
- Not anticipating life happening.
- Viewing mistakes as failure.
- Not prioritizing your goal.
- Analysis paralysis.
- Underestimating how hard it will be.
- Not acknowledging little progress is still progress.
- Sabotaging yourself.
- Setting your sights too high.
- Not knowing yourself enough to know how you stay accountable.