Goals for 2016 – Checking In
It’s the end of June…have you accomplished the goals you set in January? It’s about time for us to take a peek at what we’ve accomplished and what we have not done so far this year.
Goals: 6 Month Check-in
In January, we’re all enamored with the feeling of “new-ness” that a new year brings. We say that we’re going to accomplish all kinds of great things. Then our day-to-day lives come into play and change things. We have every intention of achieving the goals we set for ourselves, but we often say “No” to ourselves while we say “Yes” to everyone else. Over time, this can mean that we’re not achieving the goals that we set for ourselves.
We are now officially mid-way through the year. Where are you in respect to achieving your 2016 goals? Have you accomplished more than you thought? Less? Has something crazy come into your life that you didn’t expect in January that has completely changed your focus? Did you REALLY want to achieve something in January and now, it’s not so important anymore? It is important to make goals, but it is EVEN MORE IMPORTANT to review them regularly. If you haven’t taken a look at your goals in a while, now is the PERFECT time to check in. Let’s see what you’ve accomplished and what you would like to make happen before the end of 2016.
Dig up your goals for 2016 and ask yourself the following:
- Did you achieve what you set out to do?
- Are there goals on your list that you really wanted in January, but now you want to remove from this list?
- Is there anything that you’d like to add to the list to achieve before the end of the year?
Create a list of accomplishments
Write down either on paper or electronically, what you have accomplished. This can be on your goals sheet or separate, but it is important to note a list of your accomplishments. Often times, we achieve way more than we think! By spending a few minutes to document all that you’ve accomplished in the first 6 months of the year, you may be surprised at what you’ve done. This also helps to quiet the “ego” voice in your head that says you’re not achieving the things you want. When you acknowledge all of the good things you HAVE accomplished, it is harder for that negative voice to creep in. Doing this every 6 months is fine, but you may find that doing this on a more regular basis may help (daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly).
Note What You Need:
What do you need to achieve your goals for this year? You will need to understand what you need to do yourself and what you need from others in order to achieve the desired outcome. On your goal list, note the things you need to do or what you need to enlist others to help with so are sure you have everything you need. For example, if you really want to lose weight before the end of the year, you may need to make a commitment to yourself to work out a certain number of days/week OR you may need to enlist the help of a friend to do physical activity with you to make sure that you’re getting it in.
Reviewing your goals for 2016 NOW will help you to regroup and reset any goals that you want to make sure to achieve by the end of the year.
For those that might like a worksheet to complete a 1/2 year check-in, I’ve created a FREE Worksheet to help you document your successes and goals for the rest of 2016.