Now, more than three months into fiscal year 2021, it is time to ask the question: How are you doing on your goals? “You can’t manage what you don’t measure and you can’t improve what you don’t manage” _Forbes
Your goals become a lot less daunting when you focus on the smaller, more accessible steps you need to take to achieve them. Believe me, I feel overwhelmed in the little things I have to do day-to-day. I’m constantly reminding myself to take things just one step at a time. It makes everything manageable.
Whatever your goals may be, no matter how small or big, you need to physically write them down. Why? Studies show that people who write their goals down in vivid detail are 1.2 to 1.4 times more likely to succeed. During this quarterly check-in, its important to FOCUS-in and see how you are doing on your goals. It is important to clarify expectations about your long term and short term goals as well, through questions such as below to begin the process of writing down your goals and expectations for 2021.
- What successes have you had?
- What are your challenges?
- Where do you need help?
It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.
Benjamin Mays, Former President of Morehouse College