Can you believe we are already at the six month mark of the year?! Is it me or does time literally feeling like it’s flying by? I was telling someone the other day ever since having kids everything goes just lightning fast. Did you write down goals at the beginning of the year? Are you on track to accomplishing them or have already done so?
There is something powerful about looking at your goals everyday. It helps keep you focused in the ever distracting world we live in today.
Did you love school growing up? I did. I remember playing school with my sisters and being the teacher, I loved it. However, school wasn’t something that came easily to me, I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the third grade. I had to really work hard to achieve a good grade. With the amount of studying I did, many people thought I was a straight A student. I wasn’t, I was your B/C student at best.
We go to school from the time we’re young through to our twenties and other people stay in school longer than that. Then we enter the working world and our report cards stop. While you start having performance reviews with your manager, it’s not quite the same as your report card.
If we want to achieve something, we really have to hold ourselves accountable. It takes discipline and hard work. It’s important to track our progress so we can see where we’re at and where we need to go. Its like taking a road trip, you’re not going to drive around aimlessly with no end in sight. It’s a waste of time and money. If we don’t write down our goals and track them, we waste our own time by doing them in the first place.
Tracking your goals is going to give you the following:
- Sense of purpose. Everyone has a gift and it’s up to us with what we do with it. Figuring out your gift isn’t something that happens overnight, it takes time to figure it out. When you have written goals, you will see what you are meant to do and will work towards finding out your purpose. Mark Twain has a famous quote:
“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.”
- Clarity. Do you have a thousand brilliant ideas in your head? When you start writing down your goals and tracking them, it will give you a clear vision of the idea most important to you.
- Focus. Ever get distracted? I do, more times than I’d like too. Tracking your goals will help keep you focused so you don’t start.
- Motivation. Out of site, out of mind. When you look at consistently looking at your goals each month or each week and tracking the progress, you’ll want to improve. It’ll keep you motivated and push you to be the best you can be.
If you’ve fallen off track with your goals, now is a great time to get back on track. There’s still plenty of time left until the end of the year.
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Do you track your goals? Have you accomplished any that you set for 2017?