Well, we are officially half way through 2018… Didn’t that go by quickly?!
How are you going?
Are you feeling on track?
Are you making progress towards the goals you wanted to achieve this year?
If you’re not feeling quite on top of your game – you’re not alone.
Mid-year can be a difficult time, not only because of the darker, colder, rainier weather requiring more of our physical energy to go about our days, but also because by this time, many of us are realising that perhaps we haven’t made quite as much progress towards our goals as we were hoping to make by now.
With our heads down, working away, it’s easy to get caught-up in the never-ending to do list, and lose a bit of clarity and connection to what we’re doing.
So I invite you to pause with me for a moment, and do a quick recap of the last six months, so that you can give yourself a fresh start as we head into the second half of the year.
The last six months:
+ What has or is going well?
+ What have you accomplished already in the last 6 months? (Hint: it’s not just about what you ‘got done’). For example: What have you learned? What have you tried? What have you achieved? What have you let go of? What important or memorable conversations have you had? What good things have happened? What are you proud of? What are the three (or more) highlights of the last 6 months?
+ What has been working? (e.g., have you learned something new or had any ‘a-ha!’ moments?)
+ What hasn’t been working? (e.g., have you been trying to do something over and over and it’s just not working?)
+ What could you be doing differently? (Hint: is it time to experiment to find what works?)
Now that you’ve done a bit of an audit, what is it that you’d like to focus on for the rest of the year?
The next six months:
+ What is the one goal or milestone that you’d like to reach?
+ What do you need to do to get there? (Hint: break the goal down into as many simple steps, tasks, or actions as possible – ticking them off as you go can boost the feeling of progress and motivation)
+ How do you want to feel as you do it? (Hint: write down some key words or phrases associated with how you’d like to be feeling as you work towards this goal)
You can repeat this exercise as many times as you need over the next 6 months to help you remain focused and keep making steady progress.
If you’d like some further guidance in clarifying your goals and releasing any pressure, confusion, or overwhelm that may have built-up over the last 6 months, grab your free copy of my Clear & Confident Workbook – a resource to help you tackle any stuck points and regain energy and excitement about working towards your goals.
May the next six months be filled with clear focus, uplifting energy, and exciting momentum towards where you want to be.
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