If you are going to lose track of the goals you laid out at the start of the New Year, February is about the time this is likely to happen. It’s a great time to ask yourself whether you are doing what you need to be doing to achieve your goals for the year. And if you’ve fallen off track, don’t be discouraged. This is a great opportunity to reflect and reset.
You can do this by asking yourself the following three questions – and it is suggested that you write down your answers.
1. What are the top two things that I should stop doing? In other words, what is it that you are doing that is keeping you from achieving your goals?
2. What do I need to start doing? Sometimes the solutions are simple, like scheduling things into your calendar.
3. What do I need to do more of? Look at the areas where you are doing well but you’d like to be doing better.
You can ask yourself those three questions on a weekly or even daily basis. Ideally, you should be getting different answers each time. If you’re not, it means you need to look at different strategies to really shift your focus.
Just remember, you are your own best coach, and you have your best answers within you.