Fun fact about me: I spent the first 6 years of my professional life doing strategy and analytics at big corporations. I learned a few things from my work in this space: 1) I was not meant to work from a cubicle and 2) the importance of analyzing where you’ve been when it comes to goal-setting.
What gets measured, gets done.
All across board rooms in corporate America, executives are using this week to analyze their performance during the first 3 months of the year, or Q1. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be using that same logic in our personal lives. It’s time to analyze our own performance, create a strategy and plan for the Q2.
Whether you believe in resolutions or not, it’s kind of impossible to go into a new season without considering what you’d like to accomplish in your life.
It doesn’t need a label, but dreaming, planning and action are all keys to progress.
When you think back to January, what were the things you were hoping to get done this year? What were those dreams? Did you make those plans? Did you take action?
One of the biggest disconnects when it comes to smart goal setting is not taking the time to analyze your results— good or bad, positive or negative, success or failure.
You may be unsure of how to go about doing this type of self-assessment. To help you, I’ve created a series of questions that will help give you perspective on the areas where you absolutely rocked it, and clarity on where you can make adjustments and improvements to still hit those goals that you haven’t quite made just yet.
Here are 3 easy steps to assessing where you’ve been and staying on course to reach your goal:
1. Assess where you’ve been
2. Restate your vision
3. Chart your course
It’s never too late to course correct and it’s never too late to change your overall goal. Allowing yourself the time to assess where you’ve been and where you’re going is the perfect way to ensure you take action on living the adventurous life you want to live. I can’t wait to celebrate all of your accomplishments!