Goal Check-Up

As Fall begins, I thought it would be useful to check in with you on how you're progressing with the goals you established at the beginning of the year. Do you remember what they were? If you wrote them down, you may want to reference them as you read this blog. If you didn't write down your goals before, now is the perfect time to put them down on paper.

How are you doing in achieving your goals? Many people find that there are some goals where they made significant progress, and others that they've barely moved on. The key is how satisfied are you with your progress towards achieving your goals.

Alignment with your values and who you are becoming is critical to creating forward momentum in moving towards your goals. Looking at the goals you've made little or no progress on, how aligned are these goals with who you want to be and what you want to achieve? In reviewing your goals, think about whether they are still appropriate for you. What changes are you going to make due to changing circumstances? As I reviewed my goals the other day, I realized that one was no longer appropriate given some changes to my long term plans. So I'm choosing a new goal in its place. [I can do this because they are my goals, and I play by my own rules. Do you have rules around your goals that are not serving you?]

Are you “enjoying the journey” towards your goals? Remember, the objective of your goals is to motivate and inspire you and to provide you with a map of how you'd like your journey to go. If you're not having fun and enjoying the journey you're on, change your goal(s) to ones that inspire and motivate you. Again, this relates back to creating rules around your goals that serve you the best.

Other questions to consider are:

  • Looking at your goals for the year, which of them will take you to what you yearn to be in 5 or 10 years and which ones will not?

  • Which do you believe will fill you with a deep sense of satisfaction when you complete the goal? Which are most important to you right now?

  • What changes must you make to your habits/routines in order to achieve the goals you've set?

  • Where are you stuck in relation to your goals?

  • Where are you resisting achieving your goals?

  • Where are you getting in your own way?

  • What's the one thing you can do over the next week that would move you closer to one of your goals?

Perhaps these questions will provide you with the motivation to focus and move forward.

So, if you're having difficulty with achieving your goals, contact me. As your coach, I will support you in identifying meaningful goals, be your sounding board, challenge you to stretch and grow, offer different perspectives on activities in your life and hold you accountable for your actions in moving down the path towards your goals. Along the way, we'll have some fun, and we'll learn together.  I offer a free sample session so you can decide if my coaching works for you.

Gary Bamberger