Cast your mind back to January when you defined your goals for 2017, what you wanted to learn, achieve and become by the end of year. Your motivation was probably very high, it was a new year and you had a whole 12 months to reach your goals. Now we’re almost one third of the year in, how are you doing against those goals?
I have to admit, i wrote my 2017 goals on the 2nd January but then filed them away and forgot about them until March. How many of my goals had I achieved? None. How many had I made any progress towards? None. This was a reality check that I’d prioritised my mundane daily tasks over what I want to achieve this year. One of my goals was to start this blog, I actually had this as a 2016 goal but for similar prioritisation reasons never achieved it.
The reality check triggered me into writing a plan of action. How do I set up a blog? What should my first article be about? As these thoughts entered my head I started write them down and then action them. Two days later I had my very own blog and first article published and all it took was a review of my goals.
I now understand why it’s important to regularly review what you want to achieve and I’ve started to do this at the end of each month. I may not have completed everything I wanted to but that doesn’t matter, as long as I’m continuing to develop and making small steps I’ll be able to look back with no regrets.
What were your 2017 goals and what progress have you made towards them? Have you had regular reviews throughout the year?