Sunday, June 24, 2012

Goals Revisited

We're just about at the halfway mark of 2012.  That means it's a good time to look back and reflect on your New Year's resolutions. Remember the goals you set out to achieve earlier this year?  How did you fare?  Give yourself credit and congratulations for any goals you completed or a firm pat on the back for others you are still working on.  For many of us, however, New Year's resolutions tend to be short lived. No worries.  All is not lost.  Recognizing where we went wrong along the way is half the battle.  The biggest culprit is generally not creating a goal that is specific enough or time bound.  Giving yourself a detailed description of your goal and a date you expect to complete it by will help you have a clear picture of what you intend to do and when you hope to get it done.  Undefined goals or goals that are too broad leave plenty of room for wavering.   Having a time bound resolution creates a sense of urgency to get it done.  If your boss gives you a deadline for a project, for example, you're much more likely to complete it faster than if you had no time frame at all.
The good news is that you can always revisit goals and tweak them as needed.  Make them more specific, measurable, and time bound and you're more likely to see positive results.  Also make sure your resolutions are realistic for where you are at in life or what you hope to accomplish.  Like all goals, your wedding goals should follow a similar criteria if you want to stay focused and on track.

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