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Like most people, I get very excited to create my goals and resolutions at the start of every year. But as time goes by, I check in on my goals less and less.
Check yourself before your wreck yourself! It’s time for a mid year goal review!
Here’s why it’s important to take on a mid year goal review.
1. Reviewing your goals allows you to visualize your progress.
I keep a yearly goal list in the back of my planner divided into 5 sections – personal, blog, family, money, and home. As I complete my goals, I check them off and add a completion date. Doing this allows me to see how much progress I’ve made in the grand scheme of things.
When I’m feeling a little off or unmotivated, I go back and look at my goal list to see much I’ve accomplished. It can be extremely rewarding to see how far you’ve come.
2. Seeing the bigger picture can motivate you for the rest of the year.
If you’re like me, when the new year hits you get excited to make goals for the year ahead. The first few months you’re extra determined and check off boxes like crazy, but by April you’re plateauing (or maybe not even focused at all).
Pick a time during the year where you know things fall off. For most of us, this is the summertime. Kids are out of school, social calendars become crowded, and things get a little out of hand. It’s the perfect time to sit yourself down and check in.
Have you accomplished what you wanted to by this point?
Are you currently committed to your goals or have you given up?
What’s holding you back?
Are your goals still realistically achievable?
Is there anything you’d like to add?
Sitting down and trying to get back to the goal-setting mindset can help get you back on track for the rest of the year.
3. Things change, so should your goals.
Review each goal line by line and see how things have changed. Then simply adjust, remove, or add goals.
By the middle of the year you generally have a picture of how things are going. In January you wrote “lose 50lbs” but it’s now September and you’ve lost 5. Are you goals even logically achievable at this point? Realistically adjust your goal, dont write it off! Instead of 50lbs, aim for 20 by the end of the year.
This year I set a goal to read 2 books (I never read, so this was a big step for me). By March I had completed this goal, so I decided to revise it to 4 books in 2019. Little things like this keep me going.
Have you done your mid-year goal review? I just did mine and I’m ready to finish out the year strong.