We’re about halfway through the year, and school is finally out for the summer. My children are already receiving progress reports from school. I think it’s a good time to step back and look at how I’m doing on the goals I’ve set for this year.
Sitting down with each of my goals, I can see that I have made some progress. There is positive growth in almost every area. However, there are a few things I haven’t even started.
It’s interesting to look at my goals now and realize that I had forgotten some of the things I had hoped to do. It’s also interesting to see how some of the things I worked on led to other things I hadn’t expected.
Perhaps I need to revisit some of my goals and see if they need tweaking. Have my goals changed? What are my priorities at this point?
I’m making progress, but there’s room for improvement. It’s time to recommit to the changes I hope to make. I need to look over my schedule and figure out when to attempt to add new tasks and habits. Maybe I can start checking in with my progress when I journal on Sundays?
I think regularly checking in will help. Also, I think that some of the goals are a little broad and need to be broken into more manageable tasks. For example, I need to decide how to approach editing the novels I wrote. Breaking it into smaller tasks would be a lot less intimidating. No wonder I haven’t started!
I thought about giving myself grades for each of my goals, but in the end I wasn’t sure if that would be motivating or not. I think that overall, I am doing well. If I was grading pass/fail, I think I pass.
Do you have goals you’re working on? How often do you check in with them to see how you’re doing? Are you making progress?