We ve officially reached the halfway point of 2018 and for many of us, it s the perfect time to review the goals we set at the beginning of the year. Maybe you haven t made as much progress as you would ve liked this far into the year. Maybe you ve completed your goals and you re wondering what s next. No matter what side you land on, don t worry there s no time like right now to recommit or make adjustments to your plans.
Today, we hear from three of Executive Minds s mentors: David Farmer, Shane Benson, and Jeff Henderson, who will discuss the best ways to take stock of your year so far and set a clear path to where you re headed.
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1. Take time to rest and reflect on your wins.
Negative feedback usually outweighs the positive feedback you receive no matter how much someone loves you or your idea. When you take time to rest, it helps you reprioritize the goals you set for yourself and focus on celebrating the positive outcomes. Take a half day or full day to reflect on the year so far. Ask yourself,
What went well?
What needs improvement?
Where do I go from here?
2. Establish morning and nighttime success rituals.
Rituals give structure to the areas of your life you d like to see improvement. When you stick to a morning ritual, it will set you up for success for the entire day. Doing a nighttime ritual takes the friction out of the next day and sets you up for even greater success. Planning your day (and upcoming week and months, for that matter) ensures you make time for the things that truly matter to you, including not only your goals, but for your family and self-care, too.
3. Start from where you are right now.
There s nothing magical about January 1. Review the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year. Do those goals still matter to you? Is this still the right plan? If so, start (or restart) now. Jeff Henderson shared a great idea that could help you recommit to your goals: Jeff takes the first of every month and spends 10 days trying something new, whether it s doing yoga for 10 days or eating a meat-free diet for 10 days. You can take this same concept and apply it to your idea maybe it ll motivate you to try a new and fresh approach.
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