How are those goals going for you? We’re 6 weeks into 2015, about 11% of the year gone, you should be 11% closer to achieving the goals you set out at the start of the year.
Everybody starts out with great motivation and lots of energy to set about getting your goals done, but about this point, motivation starts to fall away, so what can you do to get back on track?
1. Revisit the goals, both outcome and process goals, remember the “why” behind your goals.
2. Review the process goals and see if they are still doable. Process goals are the stepping stones that you use to break down the bigger outcome goals into smaller manageable chunks. If these are too big, too vague or too difficult, chances are you won’t succeed. Reassessing these stepping stones gives you an opportunity to make your steps easier.
3. Get rid of any goals that don’t have a good “why” behind them. Why you want a goal is a great motivator and reminder to stay on track with whatever it is you are trying to achieve. Knowing clearly why it is important allows you to, this video from Simon Sinek on TED talks explains better than I ever could. The book is awesome too!
If you feel like you’re losing ground on your goals, revisiting them and reviewing your processes, then you can get back on track to achieving your targets.