Mid-year Checkup

As we begin the second half of the year, it’s a good time to do a quick self-assessment.

Perhaps you wrote down some desires or goals, or wrote thought thoughts and aspirations in a journal.

I actually poked around my computer notes and realized it was exactly four years ago now that I started life coach training. Part of this included being coached myself. Kicking off the process was writing down some desires and expectations I was to work on, with 4 guiding questions:

  • What are the one or two things that are on God’s agenda for my life right now?
  • If I could change one thing in my life right now what would it be?
  • What are the obstacles that are holding me back from reaching my potential in this season of life?
  • When I think ahead to 3 years from now, how do I want my life to be different?

I can’t tell you how encouraged I was to go back and see that I have either realized what  I expressed or have made significant progress on each item. The things that seemed quite fuzzy four years ago are no longer fuzzy, and I have made significant life changes to live a healthier life.

How are you doing on the goals you set for yourself this year?

If you’ve made progress on any, congratulate yourself and tell someone! If you still have work to do, remember that you still have half of the year left! Renew your commitment.

Which goals are still in process? Are you making progress on them?

Which goals need to be adjusted? Perhaps your goals weren’t SMART enough. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely)

Success is not just about accomplishing all your goals, but also seeing where you need to adjust, setting new goals, or tweaking your approach. It’s never too late.

Don’t beat yourself up for your failures. Rather focus on your accomplishments and make adjustments to continue moving forward. 

When you look back at the end of this year, you will actually be able to measure your progress and realize how far you’ve come!

You might like to read previous related articles:

Rate Your Life (wheel of life), especially if you’ve done it before

Spending Energy by Jeannette Slater

SMART Goals

SMART Goals

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