It’s July – and dependent on when you read this, it could be much later! At this point in the year, you are already 50%+ complete with the year!
This could be a good or bad thing! Chances are that you set a lot of BIG GOALS back on January 1st. If you’re like most people, you may have already forgotten about them and have lost any progress you made towards them whether it was…
- Health goals
- Fitness goals
- Financial goals
- Relationship Goals
- Sales Goals
As Mike Tyson said”
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face!”
This is so true as a LOT can happen in 6 months – I know it has for me! At this point, you may have given up your goals or frankly, even forgotten them! You may have already decided to move on from the goals and just focus on SURVIVING through the rest of the year..
I’m telling you now that it is very possible to still achieve your goals! Most people overestimate what they can do in a day and UNDERESTIMATE how MUCH they can achieve in 6 months! Here are 3 ways you can STILL achieve your 2019 goals before 2020:
1.) Review Your Goals Daily – One of the big reasons most goals are not achieved is because most people have forgotten they even had them! Therefore, they lack the vision and direction each day. Many of you have read my past articles but building in the habit to review your goals daily is the first step! This forces you to stop and be present in the goals. This will make you think about how you’re getting there! I follow my 5×5 rule still: 5 minute goal review in the AM and 5 minute goal review in the PM before bed. Whether you read it or write it out, the objective is to keep your goals top of mind on a daily basis!
2.) Work Backwards to Daily Leading Indicators – So there are two types of indicators of progress: leading and lagging indicators. Lagging indicators are things you can measure that are already complete and leading indicators are things that can LEAD to the result you want that you can measure.
For example: let’s say you have a sold revenue goal of $22,000 for the month; if you are measuring daily on a LAGGING indicator basis, you may have a goal of $1000 sold per business day (assuming 22 working days for the month). Whether you hit it or not is a lagging indicator. A LEADING indicator may be doing 20 sales calls per day. If you know doing 20 sales calls per day will lead to two deals at over $1000, then you can MEASURE daily doing 20 sales call per day!
The objective is that you work backwards from your overall goal for the year and map out what your specific DAILY leading indicators are for each day. Then you track your progress focused on leading indicators. This will also help you achieve daily small wins that progress you to where you want to be!
3.) Celebrate Wins/Milestones Monthly – One very simple way to stay focused on your goals is to celebrate monthly wins! Review each month to see where you stand and celebrate the progress you’ve made. There are so months you will achieve more than others – learn from the tougher months but build in ways to still celebrate! Note – there is a balance between celebrating mediocrity and celebrating wins/progress. Ex: if 3 months in a row you have completely MISSED the LEADING indicators AND the LAGGING indicators, you must also look in the mirror to make some changes! The objective is to help you build momentum each month to stay focused and positive!
So there you have it – 3 Ways to STILL Achieve Your 2019 Goals Before It’s 2020! If you enjoyed this post, feel free to comment, like, and share below! Also, make sure to access my Ultimate Closer Training Program for free below if you haven’t already accessed it!