New Month: Check in on your goals

Remember all those new year resolutions? The goals and plans you set with purpose and intention?  

How are you doing right now? How did January go? Let's do a little self assessment, shall we? Where are you with your goals? 

 Now is the time to be perfectly honest with yourself: what goals did you set that were unrealistic? What did you just let go of or give up on? You have only yourself as an audience here--  look in the mirror and hold yourself accountable.    Sometimes, we set goals that sound (or feel) good but that we know somewhere in the back of our minds (or in our hearts) that we simply cannot achieve. It's not that we are setting ourselves up for failure, it's that we are just creating a situation where success is challenged by reality. Let's take a second to come back and create a kind of "recipe" for what goals we want to achieve THIS month. 

Now is the time to be perfectly honest with yourself: what goals did you set that were unrealistic? What did you just let go of or give up on? You have only yourself as an audience here--  look in the mirror and hold yourself accountable.  

Sometimes, we set goals that sound (or feel) good but that we know somewhere in the back of our minds (or in our hearts) that we simply cannot achieve. It's not that we are setting ourselves up for failure, it's that we are just creating a situation where success is challenged by reality. Let's take a second to come back and create a kind of "recipe" for what goals we want to achieve THIS month. 

This worksheet-- this recipe-- can help you to make your goals actionable and attainable. By listing what we want to achieve, giving ourselves a game plan of sorts -- with habits that can help us to reach those goals -- we can help to visualize our potential success. It helps to actually have an "action plan" in place.

I try to sit down and do this every month with the big goals I want to be sure to achieve in the course of the month. Sometimes it's one thing, sometimes it's multiple things, but I mentally work through -- and write out-- the steps for each goal. I have a visual representation of what I'm thinking, and it helps me to hold myself accountable. By giving myself a "celebrate" line, I have a potential reward there -- something I'm working toward (and I am SO motivated by the idea of rewards!).

So, how are you going to crush your goals this month? It's a new month. Forget resolutions -- make your goals commitments and make them a reality! 

 

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