For some people, July making its grand appearance is kind of a stressful moment. It’s a reminder that we’re halfway through the year. And immediately, people start thinking about all the things they have (and haven’t) accomplished this year.
But instead of July being a time of panic because you forgot all about those two goals you set back in January, why not make it positive? Use this time to revisit your goals mid-year so you can get back on the path to success without beating yourself up over it. This post is going to show you how to do just that.
How to Revisit Your Goals Mid-Year & Get Back on Track
So, if you’re ready to revisit the goals you set six months ago and make sure the next six months are as successful as can be… Let’s go ahead and dive into the tips!
Review Your Goals to See What Progress You’ve Made
The first step is to review the goals you set back in January. Hopefully you’ve written them down in a notebook or stored them digitally (like in my favorite tool, Evernote). When you look over this list, ask yourself how much progress you’ve made on each of these goals. Are there some you have successfully accomplished? Others that you’ve started on, but haven’t completed? And are there some you’ve forgotten about altogether? It’s okay if your progress is all over the place because we’re going to get things back on track.
Make an Updated List of Goals
When you revisit your goals mid-year, there’s always the possibility that some of the things you set out to do in January are no longer aligned with where you’re at right now. If you look at your goals and they don’t excite you… It’s time to make a change. And that’s totally okay! A lot can change over the course of six months and you’re entitled to set entirely new goals if needed.
Think about where you are in this very moment. What would you love to achieve in your personal life and in your business? How would you like things to look when December 31st rolls around? It’s totally up to you because you’re the one who is in control. From there, create a list of new and improved goals that you light you up whenever you think about them. If it’s something you’re just dying to get started on, that’s a good sign.
Set Deadlines & Create a Plan of Attack
The next step is to set deadlines for these brand new, super exciting goals of yours. Deadlines are important because it gives you that extra push you need to not only get started, but also to stay on track. And if you found yourself slacking on your goals before, it’s probably because you didn’t have a deadline in place or a plan to help you make it happen.
Choose a deadline that’s realistic, otherwise it’ll add more stress to your life and nobody needs that. Then, create a plan of attack to guide you on the path to achieving your goals. Sometimes it can feel daunting when you look at the big picture goals at hand. But when you break them down into smaller, manageable tasks, it becomes easier. Then, you can set deadlines for each small task and continue making progress over a set period of time.
P.S. This post on achieving your goals will help!
Don’t Beat Yourself Up for Not Making Progress
And I want to end with a little reminder for you. Don’t feel bummed if you revisit your goals mid-year and find that there are many you haven’t achieved. It happens to all of us. The important thing is that you pick yourself up, create fresh goals, and get started again. Just because you got off track doesn’t mean you can’t correct your course. Keep going and you’ll achieve what you desire.