Q4 is in full swing, and for me, that means taking a step back to see how I’m measuring up to reach my 2019 goals —and setting new ones for the quarter ahead, both personal and professional.
Maybe you had a vision for what you planned to achieve at this point in the year. Whether it was a promotion, a new relationship, launching a business, or better health—can you take a moment to check in and be honest with yourself with your progress? If you’re exactly where you planned to be, amazing! But if you’ve slipped behind, then this is the perfect time to reset. By asking yourself a few important questions, you can change the trajectory of the next 2.5 months and make 2019 your biggest, most successful year yet.
The truth is, if you’ve fallen behind, it’s really NO big deal. Instead of making yourself feel bad, what if you adopted a kinder mindset? This is not a failure, but an incredible opportunity to recommit to the goals you really want to hit to make true progress.
Here are 4 steps to help you reset, reconnect, and get on the path to crushing your goals for 2019.
1. Ask yourself the hard questions
Instead of being hard on yourself, sit down and reflect. Take some time to answer the following questions:
- Is this something I still want?
- Is this important and exciting to me?
- Does timing make sense?
2. Get tactical
After setting your goal(s), break them down into manageable bite-sized pieces. What three things can you do that’ll help you reach each of your goals? Get as specific as possible, and don’t forget to assign deadlines to them
3. Stay accountable
Whether it’s a manager, a best friend, or a coach, get someone to help keep you on track. Don’t be afraid to share your goals with others—having a support system is key to making the future you see for yourself.
Practicing surrender actually helps you meet your goals, because it makes you more relaxed and open. That doesn’t mean you don’t need to put in the work, but trusting the timing of your life and knowing that it’s not all up to you helps to take some of the pressure off and make this an enjoyable experience!
What goals are you setting this quarter? Do you need some guidance to get clear and back on track? I’d love to help you make real goals with real potential. Book your clarity call here to get started.
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.