The initial excitement about making New Year Resolutions, planning and setting goals and working towards them, has died down. Right now your motivation could be pretty low, and it seems you might have overestimated or underestimated your ability to achieve some of those goals that you made. This is the time for you to sit down and look at your progress so far, and re-strategize. You must remember that nothing you have planned is set in stone: your goals have to be flexible enough for you to make some changesbut continue to work towards your vision.
What Has or Hasn’t Worked for You?
You have to be honest with yourself here: what are those things you planned to do, but so far haven’t gotten round to doing them? What are those things distracting you or making you lose focus? Maybe you aren’t confident enough to really go for that particular thing?
Sometimes we set lofty goals, which is fine: but when you see that some things are working well while others aren’t, it is time to make some adjustments.
Revisit Your Vision
Be clear on what you really want to achieve. Life is constantly moving, constantly changing, which makes it necessary to be flexible enough to go along with it. Look at your vision board again: is what you want now the same things you wanted at the beginning of the year? If so, kudos to you! If not, what changes do you need to make? Clarity brings focus and direction, and these are essential to meeting your life goals.
Things Aren’t Working As They Should? Make New Habits
Making new habits go a long way to make sure that things work. So your goal to run 5 miles every day hasn’t been working for you. What are you doing about it? Make a new habit. Try walking 30 minutes a day, or jogging an hour a day. Be with people who love to jog or run. Create new habits that will make your goals become even more real to you.
Change the Way You Think
As a person thinks, so are they. How you think affects your reality more than you know. Negative thoughts like, “What was I thinking when I set this goal?” are a sure way to not meet that goal. Think positive, think confident, think successful.
Who Are the People You Hang Out With?
The people you spend the most time with influence you, positively or negatively. Who are those people in your inner circle? Assess them objectively and make a point to be with confident, happy, driven, and motivated people.
Make a Procrastination List… Then Do EVERYTHINGon That List
Write down everything you have been putting off, then quickly finish off all of them. Be a person who follows through on what they say they will do, and take bug steps to complete those tasks.
Remember, don’t put any pressure on yourself if you haven’t done some of the things you planned to do by this time. It is not how fast you meet your goal that is important: what is important is that you DO meet it.
Have a magnificent month of March!