Believe it or not we’re quickly approaching the end of the first half of 2015! How are you progressing on the goals you set for yourself this year? If you’re not sure, then you need to consider creating metrics and tracking them regularly for the rest of the year.
Setting benchmarks in your business is important. If you don’t establish targets towards your goals, then you won’t know how far you’re getting. It’s easy to keep yourself busy with really getting any closer towards your goals without setting short-term goals.
If you feel like your momentum is slipping, then consider attaching rewards to each benchmark as incentive. It doesn’t have to be something extravagant. You want to make sure the reward is a meaningful one so that it provides the right motivation. Think about things that you’ve wanted to do for yourself but haven’t made the time to do and build it into your incentives!
If you’re looking for another way to stay on track, share your goals with someone your trust! Ask them to keep you accountable. Choose a scheduled time to check-in. To really make it powerful, ask them what goals they’re working on, so that the accountability is reciprocal. Just like a workout buddy is what you need to get your butt to the gym sometimes, having someone hold you accountable to your goals keeps you going, even when you feel like giving up.
Another reason that you might be struggling to measure your success might be the lack of a plan altogether! You need a roadmap to guide you towards your destination. I’m sure we’ve all heard it said that a failure to plan is a plan to fail. It’s never too late to develop a plan and put it in place. There’s still a lot of time to make this year your best one yet!
Take the time to figure out a 30, 60 and 90 day plan. When you meet the target set for each of those plans, celebrate! What are you committing to doing in the next 7 days to get you closer to your goals for the year? Make sure to share it with a friend, or if you’re feeling bold – put it out there in the comments section below!
Sandra Dawes is a certified life coach specializing in helping women who feel unfulfilled with their 9-5 follow their dreams and pursue their passions. She holds an Honours BA, an MBA as well as a certificate in Dispute Resolution.She has completed her first book,Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve!