It is hard to believe that almost half the year is gone. I bet you can still remember breaking into your 2016 planner and thinking of all that you planned to get accomplished before the next new year. I personally set quite a few lofty goals for this year and I am sad to say that I haven’t done so well, but I plan to more than make up for it in the next six months. That is why for June I have decided to take a refreshing look at my 2016 goals and I am taking you along for the ride.
Recently I was talking with an acquaintance and we were going over business planning. She had just read something about planning in ninety day increments that was inspiring her to look differently at how she worked her business. Now one of my first jobs we did something similar that we called “quarterly strategy” but it had the same bases, and while I still implement this in my business for the most part I have never thought about it in my personal life. However, when she was talking all I could think about was how well this could work for all aspects of my life.
For example, one of my goals was to post one picture a day that I took and didn’t edit. See in addition to my love of planning I am also a photographer and I have found recently that I have stopped taking pictures for me. Part of me feels like I am losing my creative edge and to take a photograph that you love and feel no need to adjust takes some creativity behind the lens.
I was good for like the first week or two of the year and then got caught up in the day to day of life and lost focus. Now if I had been reviewing my goals every quarter then I might have stopped and asked myself why I let this go earlier and not feel the need to play catch up half way through the year. That is why I want to start taking a quick look at my goals per month and a longer look per quarter to make sure that I am on track.
I have even designed new inserts that I can use to write out my goals and the action steps that I can take to keep on track. I am also using the month at a glance and my monthly target list to keep me working toward what I want to accomplish.
So this month we are going to be taking a look at goal planning and keeping on track so we can go into the second half of this year more productive than ever. Let’s get started.
What goals are you working toward? What systems have you put in place to make sure that you reach then? Share below and together we can keep each other motivated.