September is here, having arrived quickly and quietly. September is reset time. Kids are back in school adjusting to new schedules and routines and creating or recreating their social lives and interests. Now it’s back to you time.
Broadcasters are readying new programs. Car companies are debuting new models and retailers have set out the fall color palette and suggested styles. They’re all making plans for you.
But what are you planning for you? What are you planning for you besides shopping for the new fall colors and wardrobe?
Fourth quarter is rapidly approaching. Have you met all of your goals for this year, especially those related to that next performance evaluation? (Even if you have, it’s not too early to start thinking about next year.) Do you have a strategy to help you achieve what you want?
If you answered no to any of the above, don’t get discouraged. And for goodness sake, don’t settle for pushing it off until next year.
Here are 4 things you can do right now where you are:
1. Write down the most important goal you want to achieve before the New Year and why it is important to you.
2. What is the first step you need to take toward accomplishing it? For example: contact someone; do some research; identify sources and resources
3. Develop a timeline and commit to taking the first step toward your goal today.
4. Get an accountability partner
If it seems daunting, develop a plan and get an accountability partner. No goal is impossible if you have a solid plan and someone to hold you accountable for the action you need to take.
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