How to Get Back on Track With Your Goals This Fall and Finish The Year With a Bang

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Giveaways 4 MomAt the beginning of the year, I told you guys how I crush my goals each year. However, as I said then it’s easy to get off track with goals and start to feel discouraged. It happens to the best of us. Therefore, since more than half of the year has passed I wanted to discuss goals again, share my progress, and let you know that there’s still time to get back on track with your goals before the end of the year. So let’s get started.

Recap of My Goals

Before I get started with my goal tips I first want to do a recap of the goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year for those of you who may have missed my last post.

 

  • Get my finances more in order
  • Switch to vaping
  • Working no more than 40 hours per week
  • Get caught up with medical appointments

 

(Note: I did set more goals for myself but since these were the ones discussed here I’ll just stick to these so you can see how my tips actually worked so far for me this year.)

Review Your Goals and Evaluate What You Have Already Accomplished

The first step to getting back on track with your goals is to revisit them and evaluate what you have already accomplished.

In my case, I advanced with two of my anchor clients which allowed me to not only get my finances more in order but also to work 40 or fewer hours every week. I’ve been keeping track of my hours via RescueTime.

 

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Furthermore, continuing off of the finance goal my smoke jar has been coming along rather nicely. In fact, it’s currently 100% full so I’m going to have to either start another one next month or upgrade to a larger one.

My medical goals, on the other hand, isn’t going so well. While I have basically had a checkup, if having to go to Patients First once when I came down with a bug counts, I have to still finish going to the dentist. I had two dentist appointments, but I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled and invest in Invisalign.

Finally, vaping is going better than expected, though I’m not where I would like to be. I’m still purchasing cigarettes but not as many as I was last year. Plus, I’m still using Cue.

 

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For those who may be wondering how it’s going with Cue, the good news is I am down to 0mg. When I started I tried out all three strengths to see which one was right for me since I was new to vaping. However, over these past few months, I have found 0mg/ml to be perfect for me.

 

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Currently, I’m using the Blueberry Donut option and it smells amazing from the time you take it out of the package. Plus, I’m still enjoying how easy Cue is to use. It just requires you to basically charge it, put in a new cartridge, and then use it. With my current usage, one cartridge lasts me for more than a week. If you want to see my detailed tutorial on Cue make sure to read this article.

 

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By evaluating my goals, I can see that my focus for the end of the year needs to be getting serious about switching to vaping only and taking care of my dental work.

Now I know everyone isn’t going to have the same goals as me. However, as you can see from evaluating your goals from my examples it helps you know where you need to focus your time and what goals turned into successes.

Amend Your Goals to Make Them More Obtainable by the End of the Year

Back in January, I mentioned breaking large goals into smaller goals. The same applies here with getting back on track with your goals. Turn the goals that you’ve had a hard time making headway with into even more manageable goals to increase your chances of reaching them. For me, I’ll break getting caught up with medical appointments down too:

 

  • Finish having teeth cleaned
  • Make an appointment for wisdom teeth removal
  • Make an appointment for Invisalign consultation

 

To help with my finance related goal and vaping goal I’ll add in some more specific goals such as:

 

  • Purchase no more than 2 packs of cigarettes a week
  • Purchase new Cue cartridges  every 2-3 months
  • Put 10% of payment from anchor clients into savings

 

By amending goals it’ll help you accomplish whatever it is that you have left before the start of the year or at least get close to it.

Make Sure Your Goals Are Still Visible

This year I’ve been keeping tabs on my goals via a combination of written in a notebook and Google spreadsheets. However, for 2019, I’ve decided I’m going to keep track of my goals with Ready, Set, Goals!, which includes stickers and a motivational quote for each month.

 

Goals 2019

 

However, the options are limitless when it comes to how you make sure your goals are visible – the main point is to just make sure that they are.

Celebrate Your Victories so Far

As I mentioned earlier, most of the goals that I had set for myself at the beginning of the year are processing nicely. Therefore, I was able to sit back and celebrate my victories so far.

To do this is could be something as simple as rewarding yourself with a spa day, some new shoes, or going out to dinner. The celebration could be as big or as small as you like.

Closing Thoughts – It’s Not Too Late to Get Back on Track with Your Goals

Goals help us reach our dreams!

Whether you have a dream of doing something such as purchasing your first house by a certain age or year or just want to take a vacation it is 100% possible with goals. Once your goals are met your dream will come true and you’ll see that all of the discipline, in the beginning, helped you not only reach your dreams but you are also able to add new positive lifestyle habits into your mix.

How have your goals been processing so far this year? Make sure to tell me about them in the comments section below.

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36 Comments

  1. It’s great that there are many routes to achieve your goals. Just gotta stick with it.

  2. Getting back on track is also my goal in more than one area, and I am also blogging about it! I’m not a smoker, but I can relate to the rest of your goals. I even blogged today about one big change I would like to make is related to my health. I am going to look into that RescueTime app – that looks very useful! And SMART goals are great to write and follow ( S=Specific | M=Measurable | A= Achievable | R=Relevant | T= Time-bound ).

  3. I also have goals that I need to revisit. I need to spend some alone time and evaluate if I am close to my goals .

  4. Keki Cannon says:

    good luck with getting everything back on track and having a successful year, wish you the best

  5. I quit smoking twice through vaping and it worked for me each time. No struggle. I suggest it to anyone. It is really life-changing,.

  6. Setting practical goals is an important task and like how you have done this for yourself!

  7. Autumn says:

    Best of luck for achieving all of your goals. You’ve got half of the battle over by just committing to them vs. just procrastinating and never setting any goals.

  8. Such a good idea to recap goals and then refocus on how to achieve them – go you! I’m gonna have a think about this and see what I can come up with!

  9. Cia Black says:

    Having goals are always important. I big goals and then subset smaller goals to get to my big goal.

  10. Lisa Rios says:

    Good luck with quitting! I don’t know how vaping works for people, but I hope it does for you!

  11. I do need to review and evaluate my goals. Thank you for these tips. They are such great reminders.

  12. Congrats on the goal setting, its always a great filling to get back on track.

  13. Good luck and hopefully you can accomplish them! I’ve never really set myself any goals this year but I do have one to be accomplished by next summer

  14. Melanie Walsh says:

    I write down my goals each month, but I found myself getting disappointed when I wasn’t hitting all of them. When I started analyzing the growth, it was so empowering. I will use your strategies to help me crush all of my goals.

  15. Cindy Ingalls says:

    I make a vision board every year and I agree to helps to revisit them and adjust if necessary. I recently reached a goal I set a few years ago and it feels so good!!

  16. I remember that quote my training manager says to new hires – “goals without action are just dreams.” It is a mantra I use everyday. Wishing you well on your goals this year. Thanks for inspiring too.

  17. It looks like you have some good goals to knock out. Identifying them is just half the battle. Good luck girl!

  18. What a great reminder to finish the year off strong. It is around this time that my goals tend to get less attention. I def need to re-focus and finish the year off strong!

  19. Thanks for sharing! Really appreciate how real you are in sharing your struggles too! All the best for the rest of the year!

  20. Good luck with all of your goals sounds like you’ll definitely smash them all. Well done with your finances and good luck with your wisdom teeth.

  21. Marcie says:

    Good luck with your wisdom tooth removal! I ate a lot of mashed potatoes after mine!

  22. Rachel says:

    It looks like you have a good chance of knocking out your goals. You have them identified and broken down!

  23. The best way to grow is to set goals. We set weekly, monthly and even yearly goals.

  24. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    First of all, I would like to congratulate you on finally getting your finances orderly and good luck to your next goals and I hope you will able to achieve it in a short period of time. Setting goals are important but achieving it is more than important than setting it.

  25. Nina Bashaw says:

    Best of luck to you with getting your life and schedule back on track. Its so hard to stay focused at times but it worth the challenge when we notice positive things happening despite those setbacks.

  26. Ruth I says:

    We only have a few months left for 2018. It is the best time to visit our listed goal. Thank you for the tips, I also want to get back on track and accomplish my goals for this year.

  27. Hands down, the goal is to end this year with a bang, so this was a perfect read for me! Thanks for sharing this post and laying it all out!

  28. Definitely needed this today!!! Thank you for posting and allowing us to start our day right . I need to remember this every single day!

  29. Keeping up with goals is obviously the only way to accomplish them. Great read about how you are working to get back on track. It is so easy to be moved away from them for sure.

  30. Celebrating the victories is something I have always struggles with. But I am totally with you on breaking them down and making them more attainable (:

  31. Everyone falls off track a bit sometimes, but good for you for getting back to business! Here’s to working on some great self-improvement goals and finishing the year out strong!

  32. Good luck with keeping everything on track! I am working on a few things, blogging and real life, to try to get back on track! It’s the time of year for change and grow and set goals!

  33. Good luck with your goals. Hopefully vaping can be a step towards quitting smoking entirely. Best of luck!

  34. Glad to hear you are having luck setting goals and making progress. I like to make lists and try to keep up with meeting my goals.

  35. Good luck with getting back on track with your goals! I have had heard so many people having great results with e-cigs when it comes to helping them reduce and quit smoking.

  36. Good job getting yourself back on track. Goals are just that – goals. We get there eventually if we keep going forward, but it’s not overnight. It’s also not without hiccups.

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