No need to fire the alarm if you haven’t reached your goals, as we still have 3 more months left in 2015. The end of September is always a great time to check in on the progress toward your personal and professional goals. Have you examined your goals and are you on track? If not, it is not too late to take inventory of what you have done and what can be achieved in the last quarter of this year.
As you look at your 2015 goals, ask yourself these questions:
- Were my goals reasonable and achievable?
- Did I set myself up for failure?
- Am I proud of the progress I made?
- Was my goal too easy?
- Did a life event get in the way of me making progress toward my goals?
- Did I create too many goals?
Don’t beat yourself up if you haven’t gotten to all your goals. It’s important to stay aware of progress or lack of progress to ensure better goal setting for next year.
I made a business goal to send out a monthly newsletter this year. I did great until the month of July. I missed that month. Rather than beating myself up, I chose to learn from that situation. Come August, I was back on track and will strive to meet my goal by the end of the year.
What have you learned when you look back on your goals? Any adjustments that need to be made? Please share any thoughts or insights.
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