Take a good long look in the mirror and ask yourself “Am I on track to finish strong?” Now, do it again and this time, be serious about it.
It’s almost the end of another year and the question remains, “Are you on track with accomplishing your goals to have a strong finish?” For instance, are you:
In the job that you want?Fulfilled in your relationships?Pursuing that degree?Preparing to start that business?
Reasons You May Not be On Track
If you are not on track, what’s the reason? There are many reasons that we can get off track with our goals. Here are a few that might fit your situation:
Failure to manage your decisions around how to spend your time.Procrastination; intentionally putting off getting started.Fear that you will fail in accomplishing your goals.Fear of being successful in accomplishing your goals. (Yes, this is real!)Personal/family matters that don’t allow for pursuing your goals, at this time.
So, what will you do about whatever it is that’s holding you back? In other words, you can’t just leave it that things are not on track. Nor can you leave it with just pinpointing the reason that things are not on track. You have to determine what you will do to get things on track. What steps do you need to take to get things moving in a productive direction?
Assessing Your Roadblocks
Using the reasons shown above for why you could possibly get off track to have a strong finish, you may need to evaluate:
How you are spending your time to identify opportunities to better manage your choicesWhy you are prone to procrastinate. What feelings/emotions cause you to put off taking necessary action to reach your goals.Why you are afraid of failure.What causes you to fear success.
In the case of reason #5, you might, first of all, begin to develop a plan of action, beginning with those steps that can be taken sooner and, secondly, include more major steps that would require more time later
So now, look at yourself again, with a serious look and ask yourself “Am I on track to finish strong?” If so, continue your strategy until you see it through to completion. Then celebrate!
However, if you are not on track for your success, and you are serious about your future, begin identifying what is keeping you from making progress. And what can you, and will you, do about your situation – in the short term and longer term?
It’s Important to Get on Track
Think about it. You owe it to yourself and to the world to accomplish your goals to help make the world, even your world, a better place to live. As quoted by Mae Jemison “It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”