The first week of July and the weather is absolutely beautiful, ideal for going to the beach or sitting by the pool. In the hot summer months, it is easy to get side-tracked from our goals, and those New Year’s resolutions seem forever ago.
It is never too late to take some time to evaluate and re-evaluate our plans for the year, where we are at, where we wanted to go, and where we are headed. How are you doing? Are you still on track for achieving what you had planned to back at the beginning of January? If not, what was it that got in your way?
The majority of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions 3-6 weeks after January 1. This is likely because we tend to aim for major changes that are instant. Common, of course, are resolutions to lose a lot of weight, or work out at the gym for an hour every day, without much planning beforehand. And when our will-power gives out because we are asking too much of ourselves too soon, we give up.
What were your New Year’s Resolutions? What were your plans for this calendar year? I often evaluate the year around my birthday and make plans for the following year. Did you accomplish what you set out to do? If not, maybe it is time to correct the course you are on.
- Re-commit to achieving the plan you set for yourself.
- Set yourself achievable and exceedable goals.
- Make sure your goals fit into your life, with your prior, non-refundable commitments.
- Make your plan a priority.
- Find a friend willing to hold you accountable.
- Hire a coach to walk with you through the process.
There are times when we need to rely on others to do their bit to help us achieve our goals. If you find yourself waiting for someone else, look back at your goal and ask yourself if you have done everything in your control, to get to where you want to be. If you haven’t, start now. There is plenty of time left to make that course correction.
How has your year been so far? Are you staying on track to accomplish your goals?