Regain Focus to Achieve Your Goals

Are you on track to accomplish the goals that you set at the beginning of the year? If so, you are doing great! If not, you still have time to regain focus and get back on track. As time passes, there are factors (economic, social, political, etc.) that can cause someone to fall behind and sometimes not be able to reach their goals. Let’s look at a few things that you have control over that will assist putting you back on track.

First, where are you now within your plan of action? At the beginning of the year, you identified a set of key goals that you wanted to accomplish. Did you keep a written list of your goals and did you revisit this list on a periodic basis? Locate your list and if you lost it, recreate a new one. Make sure you put it in a spot where you can easily access it to keep you on track for accomplishing these set of goals.  Whether they are business or personal goals, keep the list visible. 

Now that you located or recreated your list of goals you wanted to accomplish, let’s focus on when you wanted to accomplish them by. Has the target date already past? Did you set out to accomplish this by a certain quarter within the year? Maybe you need to readjust the timing based on certain circumstances.  Where possible, try to break a bigger goal into a more manageable goal based on time and size. Breaking a goal down can sometimes assist on when you achieve it. 

Finally, do you still need the assistance of someone else to help you accomplish these goals? Whom do you need to partner with to put you back on track? Maybe it is a business colleague or mentor. You’re not in this alone. Having the support of others, helps you keep focused and motivated to accomplish your goals.  

Getting back on track to accomplish some or all of your goals by the end of the year can still be accomplished. Remember to identify what it is you want to accomplish and keep your list visible. Check the timing to make sure you are hitting the key dates you need to accomplish the bigger goal. Enlist the help of others if needed as they want you to succeed and accomplish your goals.