Many of us made goals at the beginning of the year. And now it's almost the end of February. Time flies. We get busy and lost in the day to day hustle. So let me ask you - have you checked in with the goals that you set for yourself in 2019? If not, it's time to do so.
Setting goals is the easy part, right? Hitting goals and really staying on track with your goals is the hard part. One of the ways to keep your momentum going is to check in on your progress each month. Ask yourself what you have accomplished, celebrate your progress and then keep moving forward. Then think about what you haven't accomplished and get on track or maybe adjust. I didn't say quit. I'm just saying maybe a little tweak is in order. And make sure that your goals are smart goals - specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. If they aren't, rewrite them so that all your goals are smart goals. It they aren't, it's just too easy to get off track.
Now that you've checked in on your progress and maybe tightened up your goals, talk to your people. Your tribe. Your support crew. And if you haven't sought support yet, what are you waiting for? Support is so important. Find someone (or a group of people) who will check in on you, cheer you on and pick you up when you are struggling. Ask them to be your accountability partners and keep each other on track. Like most things in life, it's always better to do something with friends.
And let's not forget the little rewards along the way. Making progress towards your goal should be celebrated. Set mini-goals and each time you hit one do something nice for yourself. A manicure, a lunch date, a spa treatment. Anything that brings you joy. A little pump me up to keep you motivated and heading in the right direction.
And most importantly, believe in yourself! You are capable of doing amazing things! I've seen it time and time again. Check in with your goals frequently, celebrate your progress, surround yourself with your tribe and believe, truly believe in your abilities to crush those goals!!! Look out 2019, because here you come and things are about to get real!