By Gwen Moran, Fast Company
By this point in the year, your New Year’s resolutions may have fizzled or grown boring. Here’s how to get back on track.
While January might seem like it was just yesterday, the reality is that the half-year mark has passed, and we’re closer to the end of the year than the beginning. If you’re like more than half of people, those early-year goals you set were jettisoned months ago.
But you still have months to make significant accomplishments toward changes you want to make by the end of the year, says career and transition coach Allison Task, author of Personal (R)evolution: How to Be Happy, Change Your Life, and Do That Thing You’ve Always Wanted to Do.
Ready to get back on track with your goals? Dust off that list and apply these four steps for a mid-year reboot.
RE-EVALUATE AND REPRIORITIZE
There was likely a reason you gave up on your goals. Think about why you lost momentum and what you truly want to accomplish next, Task says. “So much of the work of pursuing the goal happens when you set the right goal,” she says. When you’re thinking about what you want to happen by the end of the year, be sure to:
- Make sure this is the right goal that you’re tackling at the right time.
- Think about whether you have the time to dedicate to pursuing it.
- Ensure the goal is in line with your values.
“The setup for the pursuit is extraordinarily important,” she adds. “Sometimes resolutions are made because you feel you have to. There’s the obligation with the new year, and they don’t get done because it’s not the right goal at the right time.”
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