Today is July 5. a hair more than half of the year is gone. If it were a halftime show, the band would just be coming off the field. So tell me (or someone else or just yourself), how’s it going? Are you on schedule to have the kind of year you planned? Business working? Family? Recreational activities? Other things?
I don’t believe in New Years resolutions. To me, any day is a good day to set goals and strive to get better. I do know, however, that many goals are set in conjunction with the calendar year. So, with today as the halfway point, I’ll ask again, how is it going?
Me? I am on target for some of my goals, really close enough to call it “on target” for some others, and there are some that simply are not happening as I planned (losing a month to the foot injury put a severe dent in my mileage goal). As a result, I am optimistic about a few, hopeful on some others and ready to either alter a few OR find some new approaches that will help me achieve those pesky ones.
For me, and hopefully you as well, this is no surprise. I monitor my goals constantly. Like the blue dot steadily moving along the purple line of my iphone Google map, it helps me to be able to see where I am along the purple line that is my goals and the direction of my life. If I don’t know, well…… I don’t know. So, I want to keep track.
When the Cheshire Cat told Alice that it doesn’t matter which way you go if you don’t know where you’re going, he was unknowingly referring to goal setting and achieving. What he didn’t tell her was that if you not only don’t know (or care) where you are going AND have no idea where you are, you are in double trouble (ORRRRRR maybe completely happy not worrying about such things, but I digress…).
So what am I saying? If unlike Alice, you have a goal, a destination, now is a good time to evaluate how your journey is progressing (as is every other day but halfway is kind of a landmark). If you’re on track – great. If not, it’s perfectly okay to alter the plan or even the goal. Yes, even the goal. They are yours, by the way, no one said they weren’t adjustable.
It’s halftime. How’s it going?