Let’s do the math:
26 + 26 = 52
Say WHAT? What are you talking about?
Well, if a year consists of 52 weeks, and we have completed 26 of those weeks; then, today marks the beginning of the 27th week of 2021 (depending on how you count the days and weeks) or the half-way mark. (Note: My convoluted logic reaches back to a high school Spanish teacher’s influence.)
Wow! We are half-way through 2021. How’s the year been going for you so far?
Did you set some goals in January, or maybe December 2020, to make your dreams happen? Or, in January, because COVID restrictions in your area were still impacting your life, did you forego setting any goals to help you achieve your dreams?
If you did set goals to make your dreams happen, this is the week to evaluate your progress, to re-assess if you are on the right track, to determine what detours and roadblocks have altered your progress, and to determine what change in direction is needed.
In 2018, I wrote about reflecting before making new goals in the article “Reflection Before Resolution”. (You can read that article HERE.) Reflecting is so important as it helps you see what has been going right and where you need to refocus or even make some changes. (Note: The content in this article is present, but the pictures did not transfer when I changed servers and URL. I will be updating that soon.)
If you didn’t set goals, it’s not too late. The year is only halfway over. Or a better way to look at it is to say that you still have 25 weeks to set some goals for 2021 and accomplish those goals.
My goals have been (and still are) in the categories of home organization and simplification, self-care, health, and writing. As I sit down in reflection this week, I need to identify what has been working and what hasn’t. Then, I need to determine a new course of action for me to accomplish my goals. This task is one of my least favorite because it can feel like an end-of-the-semester exam. It will take personal motivation, not motivation from elsewhere, to reflect and revise. You see, no one is going to do it for me or even push me to take time for this important activity.
It’s time to seek your personal motivation and reignite your motivational flame. Without personal internal motivation, it’s easy to let life take control of us rather than taking charge of our lives and making life happen.
As you go through the week, take time to reflect on the goals you want to achieve. How have you done so far this year? How can you adapt and reroute yourself to achieve your goals? What new goals do you want to set for yourself?
You can do this. You can accomplish what you set out to achieve.