Copywright by Tara Lehman, July 2019
It has been about six months since you set your New Year’s goal. How is it going? If you are like the majority of people, your goal was forgotten a long time ago. Let’s take this opportunity to check in with your goal.
If you are still working on your goal, then CONGRATULATIONS! Well done and keep at it! If you still want to achieve the goal you started, but let fall, there is still time to get it done. Use this as a check list to get back on track and achieve that goal!
Here is a checklist of what you should be doing mid way to your goal, whether it be mid year or, for smaller goals, somewhere in the middle.
1 – Review your original goal. Does it still make sense? If not, then update your ultimate goal so it does make sense.
2- Revise your goal. This is key if there has been changes that affect your timeline or even the reality of achieving your goal. Updating goals as our lives change is key to achieving them.
3 – Revise the timeline. If you realize that your original timeline is now unrealistic in achieving your goal, then there is no shame is making adjustments. Just don’t make it so far out, you may forget about it
4 – Update your SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats). This is important because as we grow towards our goal, we may have updated weaknesses to become strengths or even identified threats or opportunities we missed the first time around. During a session with your coach, this will be discussed and created in detail. You can also find more information about a SWOT in our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwwxal1_a40
5 – Work on your weaknesses and threats. Find a way to overcome these by learning, finding resources, calling your coach, talking with friends. You can even look at your strengths and see how you can use those to improve your weaknesses. What works and what does not.
6 – Ensure you are removing your smaller tasks and goals (to help you achieve your ultimate goal) as you complete them, then add a new one. Keep doing this (removing one and adding one) until your ultimate goal is reached. This keeps you on task and you can see your accomplishments, big and small.
7 – Celebrate all accomplishments toward your ultimate goal. When you remove a small completed task or goal, then go for coffee, buy that top you wanted, tell your friends on social media! By the way, celebrating does not have to cost money…it could be a simple as going for a walk, taking time to read that book, or even having friends over for a fun evening.
Ensuring you check in with your goal often is very important to staying on track, staying accountable and achieving your goal. Our role as coaches, is to give you the tools to realize your goal and to help keep you accountable. Call us today to discuss your goal setting coaching needs today!