3 months down and only 9 to go!
The end of the year always feels far away and then all of a sudden we are looking up and wondering where the time went yet again.
Did you set a goal to start this year? If you didn’t how do you know if you are on pace? If you did set your goal did you remember to set it big enough or did you let yourself off easy?
Take your goal and divide it by 4 because with the end of March comes the end of the 1st quarter. Now the important question to ask yourself is…Are you on pace to reach your goal?
You might be ahead of your pace with a fast start. Great work to not let the start of the year, the winter weather or the sickness that every other person seemed to get, slow you at all. A fast start allows for the chance to handle a bump in the road with more confidence.
If you are ahead of your pace, maybe you should reevaluate your goal, raise it and push harder this year.
No matter if you leave your goal where it is and plan to fly past it, or if you raise your goal for the remainder of this year, just remember to keep the pressure on and run with the momentum you are creating.
You might be right on target of your pace. This is a great place to be after the first quarter because getting started, even though you have the excitement, is often the hardest place to be. Now that you have created momentum and are moving forward don’t stop for anything. Your goals are within reach and your year will be a success.
Of course there is always the third answer to the question of your goal and your pace. You might be behind your pace with a slow start to the year. Whatever got in your way, it is already behind you. Leave it there and move on! There is still time to get caught up and ahead. It is very rare that a team goes wire to wire (in first place from day 1 through the championship) and that means that you too can still move into first place on the race to your goals.
If an obstacle is still in your way, figure out what it is and the best way around it, over it, under it or even through it. If the obstacle seems overwhelming then it is time to figure out why you want your goal. If your why is big enough it will power you through anything. If your why isn’t pushing or pulling you to success, it is time to rethink why your goal is important and not just a number to achieve.
Don’t wait until the year is over to evaluate your progress. Don’t even wait for the year to be halfway over. Evaluate each quarter, each month, each week and even each day to be sure that you are on pace for your goals because you can and will achieve them if you monitor them.
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Chadalyst – Before you go on with anything, figure where you stand with your goals. Are you ahead, close or behind? Put a reminder on your calendar to check this monthly!