Okay, we’re halfway through 2017. It’s time to get real because there are goals that you set for yourself at the start of the year and now’s a good time to check on the progress you’ve made. I know that there were probably some rough patches and things you wish you had done better. The question is, what are you going to do differently in the second half to get the results you want?
It’s time to be as honest with yourself as possible. What habits are working for you and which ones are working against you? Most of us don’t have to think too hard to figure out the answers. Knowing what we need to change is one thing. Doing something about it is a completely different matter.
We face a similar challenge when it comes to the way we do things in our business. We need to take time out to analyze what’s working and what isn’t working. If you’re spending a lot of time on things in your business and not getting the results you want, then it is time to rethink the strategy. Either you need to hire out for the things that aren’t in your wheelhouse, or you need to take a course to gain the skills and knowledge to do those things in an effective and efficient way!
I know that tracking our progress is something that many of us avoid. We’d rather not face the reality that we’re not on track to reach our goals. If you’re fearful to take a look at your progress, you already have an idea that you’re not where you want to be. The opposite could be true as well though; you could be closer to realizing your goals than you think. You’ll never know for sure until you take the time to see where you really are.
Even if you realize that you’re not as close as you wanted to be to achieving your goals, the good news is that there’s still time! You have 5 months and a couple of weeks to make significant things happen. All you need is clarity on the vision, focus on the things you need to do to get you there and a willingness to take daily action to get you there.
What you have or haven’t accomplished in the last six months doesn’t have to determine your success in the second half of 2017. You can do anything you put your mind to! What are you choosing to focus on accomplishing in the next 5 months? I look forward to celebrating your successes in December, as we head into a new year get ready to see what else is possible!
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!