Nov 4, 2013 - Are your goals still exciting you? Are the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of this year still exciting and driving your progress? Or, has your momentum towards achieving some of your goals lost its luster and vigor? When you consider the goals you identified at the beginning of the year, which ones have seen little or no progress? Is this because you no longer desire to achieve these goals, or have you had distractions or other pressing matters that have taken a toll on your ability to strive for these goals? If a goal is important to you, and you have validated good reasons why and how you will ultimately benefit in reaching it, then no reason or excuse should be keeping you from making progress. Even the tiniest amount of your effort can manifest unexpected breakthroughs and opportunities for you, as long as the effort is being made and you are staying focused on what truly matters the most to you.
Take an MM&I Moment to assess your progress on your goals since the beginning of the year. First list the goals you have achieved or are close to achieving. Next list the goals that have not progressed, but are still important to you. Finally, list the goals that have lost their appeal and note the reasons why. Next to the goals you have achieved or are close to achieving, identify the critical success factors that helped you succeed. Next to the goals that are still important, based on these successes, list what you could replicate to help you improve your progress. Next to reasons why certain goals have lost their appeal, ask yourself if these reasons are justifiable, and how no longer pursuing this goal will impact other goals. Also assess goals that have lost their appeal, and monitor how you truly feel about the reason and the lack of progress. If you feel frustration or obligation out of fear of disappointment in yourself or from others related to this goal, could these feelings be undermining your ability to focus on goals that you believe are more important? Finally, as you re-prioritize what goals you still want to see through to achievement, determine steps and the deadlines for making these steps so it is not only intended, but you are holding yourself accountable for tangible action.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"A goal is a dream with a deadline." - Napoleon Hill
Yours in synergistic thinking,