We are halfway through the year! That means it is time for a mid-year goal review.
If you haven’t been checking in with your goals now is the perfect time to do a mid-year goal review. Why should you take the time to pull out that goal list and see where you’re at? Why not wait until the end of the year and see what you accomplished? You know you’re on track. You’ve been writing out your action steps for every month!
But have you been referring back to your original goals and planning based on those goals or are you looking at what you did last week, last month, and then determining what you need to get done?
It’s ok if you’ve been doing the latter.
We all get busy and sometimes forget what our goals are or what needs to be done to achieve them. This is why a mid-year refresh is perfect! Besides making sure we are on track, we want to make sure your goals are still relevant. Life changes and sometimes goals need to change too. Maybe something just isn’t working for you right now and you need to adjust.
The first thing we need to do is pull out those goals we made way back in January. Got em? Great. Look at them and celebrate your progress, no matter how small! We always want to celebrate our wins!
Then, take a look at them and ask yourself, are all of these still relevant? Am I on track with where I’d like to be? What has been working for me? And what’s no longer working? It’s totally OK to drop, add, or change goals as our lives change.
Do you need to set any new goals?
There are lots of programs to help you set goals in all areas of your life. If you follow MakseLIfe or Level 10 Life, grab those sheets and compare where you are at to where you want to be in those categories. If you aren’t following a program, take some time to reflect on what else you’d like to achieve this year. If it helps, re-write the goals you want to carry forward and add any new goals.
Once you have decided which goals you want to work on over the next six months, you gotta determine your action plan. What steps are you going to take to reach these goals? What adjustments do you need to make in your life? For each goal, create a general plan of how you will get from point A to point B. Then start figuring out the smaller steps you will need to do.
Go grab your calendar or planner because it’s time to start putting in the work!
Pick a date at the end of September to check in with your goals. Do the same with December. Now you have two quarterly check-ins on your calendar! Next, plan a time at the start of each month to decide what you will be working on each month. It will make it easier when you plan your week if you have a list of things you want to accomplish during the month. A lot of goal programs have monthly and/or quarterly reviews. Make sure to make time for these reviews as well. They can help keep you on track!
When you are setting up your week, you can decide which days you want to do the action items you came up with. And don’t forget to review the previous week! Do you have tasks that need to migrate to this week? Make sure to add them! Does your goal program have a weekly review? Do that before you start your planning session!
You will want to make sure to review your planner at least once a day. If you check in the morning, review what you want to get done that day. If you review in the evening, look at the next day and note what you have on your calendar. Even better if you can check in a few times a day!
Maybe you only work on your goals on your days off. Maybe you put in a little work every day, on your lunch hour, during your commute, after work, whenever. The point is, put it on your calendar so you are more likely to remember to do it.
What were your goals for this year? Are you doing a mid-year goal review? How are they coming along? Are you making any changes? Let’s chat about our goals in the comments!
Head over to YouTube to watch my latest video where I go through my goals from January, decide what gets kicked to the curb (for now), and what I want to add. Plus, I’ll be sure to update my planner to help keep me on track!