Welcome to September, summer is over, everyone is back to school and work. At this point, there are about 110 days left in 2019. We have enough time to do great things. This is the perfect time to plan for the rest of the year.
In this blog post, I will share the ten questions I worked through while I reviewed my progress so far and planned for the rest of this year.
#1: How will this review help you?
Let's start by acknowledging that you still have time to work towards your goals and make 2019 count. See this as an opportunity to take stock of what you have done so far and prepare for the next months. To get the best out of your planning session, schedule about two hours on your calendar. Now that you have the time reserved let's move to the next steps.
#2: What do you want to focus on in this review?
Three things to do in this review include:
#3: What have you achieved in the past months?
The best place to start is to reflect on your achievements so far. Seeing what you have achieved will serve as motivation for what you want to work towards over the next weeks.
#4: What did not go as planned?
It is essential to know the goals that you have not been able to achieve so far. You also want to be clear on what hinders you from making progress towards those goals.
#5: What do you want to achieve in the next months?
Now it's time to think about what you want to achieve this year and make it count. Be as clear as you can be. Keep in mind the things you want to do differently to succeed.
#6: How will you track your progress?
You are now working against a schedule; you want to ensure you are on track. Make time to check your progress every week. This will allow you to see what is working well and what is not working so you can change course.
#7: What tools and resources do you need?
There are available tools that can help you be more successful. Think about what you can start using to simplify your life and become more efficient while you work towards your goals.
#8: Who is part of your support community?
Especially as you work towards achieving big goals, surrounding yourself with people who can help you is very crucial. Identify your accountability partners, advisors, mentors, or coaches who can support you on this journey and work with them.
#9: How will you celebrate your success?
Think about ways you will reward yourself when you achieve the goals you are setting. There is power in having something exciting to look forward to.
#10: What commitment are you making today?
Write down what you are planning to start doing today to help you achieve your goals. Start taking action towards your goals one day at a time.
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