Time passes so quickly.
Today is the 1st of July, as we start the second half of the year, it is a good time to reflect and think about how to make 2019 a great year for your professional and personal life.
What were your goals?
Most of you started your year with New Year resolutions or did a list of goals to achieve by June 30th or December 31st.
How far are you from completing them?
Taking the time to think about your goals and reevaluate them is important.
You will have a clearer view of your main goals for the rest of the year, and a plan to achieve them.
I did the exercise: I took my list of goals, my calendar. I checked what was on my planning for the first half of the year, and what I actually did.
No surprise, I had a lot in my planning, and like most of you, I didn’t achieve all of my goals.
So many reasons, but I think the most important is that my values (love, family, honesty) were challenged a lot and I choose to follow my own values and protect myself from burning out.
For example, I need to sleep more than 7 hours per night.
One of my goals was to do my Miracle Morning every morning at 6 am.
Actually, it happened that I cannot plan at what time I will wake up in the morning because my baby can wake up me at 4 am, 5 am or 6.30 am.
I need to sleep at least 7 hours per night (or my health and sanity will be damaged) and I definitely don’t want to wake up at 4:30 am which means getting to bed at 9.30 pm to get enough sleep.
My good resolution to adopt the Miracle Morning in my life had to be postponed.
For the same reason, I cannot work at night after my kids are asleep.
I keep myself away from screens.
I use my time to relax, meditate, read a book or cleaning up.
As a result, the time allowed for my daily tasks and my main goals were less important than planned, and I was not able to achieve all of them.
And I am completely ok with this, as I am flexible, I adapt my priorities, and I reevaluate my goals each month.
This week, take the time to think about your initial plan, and how it went finally.
Why did you do this?
What is the main reason why you failed to achieve your goal?
On the other hand, what were your successes?
How did you get them?
It can be the amount of energy you put into it, motivation, self-confidence, your positive mindset.
It can be money, relationships, persistence.
The goals you have can be professional, like finding a new job, getting promoted, launching your company, gaining new clients.
You can have goals to increase your quality of life, your relationships, like losing weight, gaining confidence, stopping smoking, getting married, having children, traveling more, adopting a dog, having more fun.
Some goals are easier to reach than others when you can have a plan and follow logical and measurable steps.
Finding a job, losing weight, traveling more are more measurable goals than gaining confidence and having more fun for example.
How do you know when you feel better?
How do you know when you had more fun than before?
We are looking for evidence.
We are looking for happiness.
We are looking for a perfect life.
I can tell you that your life is perfect as it is.
It is the life you choose, and if you’re not happy with it it is up to you to change because nobody will change it for you.
When I was studying happiness, I quickly realized that it is not the goal that matters but the process to go there.
So enjoy the process, have fun, it’s the best part!
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how I can help you with planning your goals for the next 6 months and getting the best out of your life.
Enjoy your day!