goal setting: success secret #3
If you set a goal for yourself a month ago or more, now may be a great time to “check in” and see how you are doing. Measure your progress in a way appropriate to your goal; for example, if you are looking to slim down and lose fat, take new circumference measurements and have your body fat % re-tested. If your goal is to save money for a trip or new car, check your savings account total. Whatever your goal, there is always a way to measure your progress, so check your current status and then ask yourself:
- How am I doing? Is this where I thought I’d be at this point in time? Am I ahead, behind, or right on track according to the schedule I set for myself?
- Was the time line I set initially realistic for the size of my goal?
- What can I do to help my progress? What are the daily choices I can make to get me closer to achieving my goal? The weekly choices? The monthly choices?
- Do I need more help to achieve my goals? A personal trainer, a financial adviser? Or my friends and family to be better allies?