How to Get Back on Track with your Goals: A Mid-Year Check-In
Can you BELIEVE we are halfway through 2020 already? In some ways, it seems like it was just New Year’s Eve, and we were all setting resolutions and intentions.
In other ways, the first half of 2020 seems like time was kind of standing still as the world around us shut down.
So, I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite clips from past episodes to check in with you at the mid-year point to see how your goals are coming along and share some of my best tips to get back on track if you have slipped off the path.
And if you have temporarily gotten a bit derailed…trust me when I say #YANA (you are not alone).
Tip #1 – Set goals that are big enough.
If you’re not setting a goal that’s beyond three years out in front of you, sometimes there’s not enough to run for and the goal is not big enough. I want you to set a goal for three years, five years, even 10 years down the road. Yes, I said 10 years—which I know feels uncomfortable. When you have to think about 10 years down the road, you start aiming for something so much bigger. I want you to set a goal that makes you nervous. A goal that makes your knees knock and your teeth chatter a bit.
Tip #2 – Make sure your goals are realistic. If you’re currently making 80,000, then your goal in three years is to make 500,000, it might not be realistic unless you have a path that’s viable to get you there. If you set a bunch of unrealistic goals and you don’t hit them, you can start to lose faith in yourself. And then what happens is you look up and realize you’ve stopped dreaming and setting goals.
Tip # 3 – Surround yourself with a community that inspires you.
Hook your caboose to the train of other people who are running as fast as you are. Surround yourself with a community that inspires you to want to stand on your tippy-toes because they’re doing so much. They believe in values. They believe in faith. They believe in family, but they also believe in running hard, playing hard and living big. If you are the biggest fish in your community, that’s okay. You just need to get a second community to play inside of as well.
Tip # 4 – Write out your ideas and set milestones.
If you are a big dreamer and visionary like me, you probably have idea after idea after idea. Then you start to feel overwhelmed as the ideas keep flooding in. You can actually become paralyzed and don’t take action on anything because you’re still trying to figure out what to do first. To get everything out of my head, I dump it all out on paper. I like to look at what I’m thinking about. I write out the conversations I want to have. I write out my dreams. Next, I set milestones along the way, so I can look at them and see if I’m hitting my target. For example, if I set a goal to lose 25 pounds in four months, I want to know how many pounds I should lose every two weeks. How many pounds should I lose within the first 30 days. You want your goals to be solid, but you don’t want them to be so rigid that you can’t adjust them. I’d rather hit an adjusted goal than not hit a goal at all because I fell off the wagon.
I love reading your comments, and I want to hear from all of you change agents, gladiators and unicorns in this community. So please, share below which part really hit home for you. Do you need to adjust some of your “by when” dates? Are your goals making your teeth chatter and your knees knock? If not, how can you play bigger and make those goals longer range? What was your biggest #AHA or #BOL (breakthrough out loud)?
Remember, this is your home, and we are your tribe. And when I say I love you and I believe in you each week, it is not for lack of other words to use. It’s because I really do.
Your Sister in Prosperity and Possibility,