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At 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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