How to stay on track with your goals

You’ve brainstormed and dreamed about new goals and new opportunities you want to achieve.

You’ve written them down and created a plan that you can’t wait to start.

Then slowly but surely, life starts to get in the way.

The actions you mapped out on your plan seem to be getting pushed out versus getting done. The momentum you had for making your goals happen has dwindled. Your schedule that was once one of your favorite tools has become a reminder that you are not doing everything you set out to do.

So what do you do?

It can be easy to beat ourselves up for what we haven’t gotten done or getting off track, but that won’t help. It will only add to the frustration, not make it better.

Instead, consider these seven tips to get back on track:

  1. Take some time to regroup and assess where you are
  2. Recognize what was done. Remember - you did accomplish some things, even if they weren’t all of the items you initially thought were going to happen.
  3. Identify...
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4 Keys to Vision and Goal Setting - Inside

This four part series addresses 4 Keys to Vision and Goal Setting. New impactful and meaningful projects and goals are just waiting for you to rise up to achieve them - to bring them to life. Yet when setting a vision and goals can feel daunting, these four components will help you create the big picture and a plan to get there.

1 - Where

2 - What

3 - How

4 - Inside

With each component, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

More than likely the goals you've selected are challenging, but that's a good thing because part of leadership is learning and growing. In order to move closer to your vision and move to the next level of performance for you as an individual or as an organization, you have to step out of your comfort zone.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently...

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4 Keys to Vision and Goal Setting - How

This four part series addresses 4 Keys to Vision and Goal Setting. New impactful and meaningful projects and goals are just waiting for you to rise up to achieve them - to bring them to life. Yet when setting a vision and goals can feel daunting, these four components will help you create the big picture and a plan to get there.

1 - Where

2 - What

3 - How

4 - Inside

With each component, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

More than likely the goals you've selected are challenging, but that's a good thing because part of leadership is learning and growing. In order to move closer to your vision and move to the next level of performance for you as an individual or as an organization, you have to step out of your comfort zone.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently...

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4 Keys to Vision and Goal Setting - What

This four part series addresses 4 Keys to Vision and Goal Setting. New impactful and meaningful projects and goals are just waiting for you to rise up to achieve them - to bring them to life. Yet when setting a vision and goals can feel daunting, these four components will help you create the big picture and a plan to get there.

1 - Where

2 - What

3 - How

4 - Inside

With each component, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

More than likely the goals you've selected are challenging, but that's a good thing because part of leadership is learning and growing. In order to move closer to your vision and move to the next level of performance for you as an individual or as an organization, you have to step out of your comfort zone.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently...

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4 Keys to Vision and Goal Setting - Where

This four part series addresses 4 Keys to Vision and Goal Setting. New impactful and meaningful projects and goals are just waiting for you to rise up to achieve them - to bring them to life. Yet when setting a vision and goals can feel daunting, these four components will help you create the big picture and a plan to get there.

1 - Where 

2 - What

3 - How

4 - Inside

With each component, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

More than likely the goals you've selected are challenging, but that's a good thing because part of leadership is learning and growing. In order to move closer to your vision and move to the next level of performance for you as an individual or as an organization, you have to step out of your comfort zone.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more...

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5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks - Takeaways

This five part series addresses 5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks and why these particular questions in order to grow, up-level, and move forward.

Q1 - What went right?

Q2 - What could have been better?

Q3 - What did you learn?

Q4 - How did you encourage or teach others?

Q5 - What key take-aways will you carry into the next planning cycle?

With each question, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

When you use these five questions in your business reviews, they will help you to better understand where you’ve been, so you can move forward and achieve even more.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently you answer these questions, the better results you will see.

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5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks - Encourage

This five part series addresses 5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks and why these particular questions in order to grow, up-level, and move forward.

Q1 - What went right?

Q2 - What could have been better?

Q3 - What did you learn?

Q4 - How did you encourage or teach others?

Q5 - What key take-aways will you carry into the next planning cycle?

With each question, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

When you use these five questions in your business reviews, they will help you to better understand where you’ve been, so you can move forward and achieve even more.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently you answer these questions, the better results you will see.

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5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks - Learning

This five part series addresses 5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks and why these particular questions in order to grow, up-level, and move forward.

Q1 - What went right?

Q2 - What could have been better?

Q3 - What did you learn?

Q4 - How did you encourage or teach others?

Q5 - What key take-aways will you carry into the next planning cycle?

With each question, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

When you use these five questions in your business reviews, they will help you to better understand where you’ve been, so you can move forward and achieve even more.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently you answer these questions, the better results you will see.

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5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks - Improve

This five part series addresses 5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks and why these particular questions in order to grow, up-level, and move forward.

Q1 - What went right?

Q2 - What could have been better?

Q3 - What did you learn?

Q4 - How did you encourage or teach others?

Q5 - What key take-aways will you carry into the next planning cycle?

With each question, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

When you use these five questions in your business reviews, they will help you to better understand where you’ve been, so you can move forward and achieve even more.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently you answer these questions, the better results you will see.

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5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks - Working

This five part series addresses 5 Questions Every Successful Leader Asks and why these particular questions in order to grow, up-level, and move forward.

Q1 - What went right?

Q2 - What could have been better?

Q3 - What did you learn?

Q4 - How did you encourage or teach others?

Q5 - What key take-aways will you carry into the next planning cycle?

With each question, make some time today to grab a sheet of paper and a pen or open the notes app on your phone and voice all of your thoughts and responses to see what comes up.

When you use these five questions in your business reviews, they will help you to better understand where you’ve been, so you can move forward and achieve even more.

Pro tip: Schedule your business reviews into your planner or calendar and make this part of your leadership practice. The more frequently you answer these questions, the better results you will see.

 

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