The euphoria of the New Year has long evaporated by now. Stumbling with our goals is often interpreted as failure and a reason to give up. However, going off track is more likely feedback that the goal’s action plan needs to be adjusted. As we seem to put a significance of key dates as starting points for our goals, there’s a good argument to revise, refine and reset out goals on the first day of Spring. It’s the perfect day for new beginnings.
Working as a coach I work with clients to set goals all year round. That’s not to say we can’t borrow a little momentum from a significant date. The most common reasons for stumbling on goals are that the goals are unrealistic. Usually people take on too much given their circumstances. Goals may have been vaguely described which means it’s difficult to keep a track of when you are on track or not. The other main reason is one of motivation. The significance of a particular day is simply not enough to carry us through when times get tough. So spend some of this first day of Spring reading the following posts, renewing your goals and getting back on track.
More on goals:
- Goal-Setting with PAR & SWOT
- Going for Your Goals or Going with the Flow
- A Psychologist’s Year in Cafe World – Part Two: Goal-Setting on the Table
- Ten Good Reasons to Make a Life Change. . . Apart From “It’s the 1st of January”
- Look Before You Leap – They That Hesitate Are Lost! Be Bold but be Scientific
- Life, Fun, Gratitude and Regret… a call to action
- One’s reach should exceed one’s grasp
- End of the World or Second Chance?
- Kung Hei Fat Choi – Reviewing, Refining & Renewing Your New Year’s Resolutions
- Psychological Hardiness, the Confidence to Embrace Change and Coaching
- What Does “Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to meet it.” Mean?