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It’s hard to believe that we’re already two-thirds of the way through January already! Today we’re talking about taking the time to reflect on your goal and your progress, no matter how small or big your goal is.
There’s a reason why so many of our quotes this month talk about the process of setting and working toward goals and not just about achieving those goals: the process really is the most important part.
As you work toward a goal, you develop discipline, learn to overcome obstacles and gain insight into your personality and your vision, and more. But you miss out on that insight if you don’t take the time to reflect as you go!
Here are some things you might want to think about:
On days when you don’t make progress toward your goal, what’s holding you back? Is it truly a time constraint or is it about your priorities?
When do you find yourself most motivated? How about discouraged?
When are you most energetic? What distracts you from your goal?
Asking yourself these questions and taking stock of your feelings and tendencies not only helps you adjust your goals and plans, but also gives you insight into your strengths and weaknesses so you can continue to grow as a person.
Does personal reflection come easy to you, or do you have to make an effort to do this?
|Mandi Ehman is the founder and publisher behind Life Your Way and the co-author of All in Good Time, as well as a wife and the homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|