Can it really be the middle of 2018? Six months completed, six months remaining. Some of us may be feeling like the first half of the year was productive and satisfying. And some of us, myself included, may be nearly in shock that at the midpoint of the year so little of what we hoped to accomplish is a reality. The good news is that this is a good time to make a fresh start. Regrouping for the rest of the year now can bear much fruit in the months to come.
Here are five steps that each of us can take to get a fresh start and make the rest of the year great.
Step #1: Take a brief time to list the things that you believe got in the way of making the past six months what you had hoped. Some would call these excuses, and there are no valid excuses. Others view them as just a reality: life happens, and as it does, we make choices. So that we can focus on the future, let’s get these excuses/reasons out on the table.
Step #2: Again briefly, think of ways you could have done things differently so that you could have moved forward despite the factors that got in your way.
Step #3: Commit to using these strategies if these or similar things threaten to derail your intentions for the rest of the year.
Step #4: Decide on your intentions and goals for the next six months, through the rest of the year.
Step #5: Use this resource to help you accomplish your priorities: The 12 Week Year – Get More Done In 12 Weeks Than Other Do In 12 Months
This resource not only provides easy to follow strategies, it actually gives a whole new perspective on time and how to use it to get where you want to go. It is effective in the workplace and personally. The process and framework focuses us on 12 week time periods. We have two remaining 12 week periods in the rest of the year. Think how much we can accomplish!
Here are comments posted on Amazon about this resource:
+ The book is an excellent guide for how to compress our goals into timeframes that allow us to get more done, sooner. Three authors clearly establish WHY the 12-week will help you and more importantly, HOW to implement a 12-week year.
Case studies across verticals show how the concepts can be applied both individually and corporately.
+ I accomplished more with this program than I ever would have without it. I am applying this not only to my business, but our homeschool year and my homemaking/home improvement efforts.
I highly recommend you check out this book through my affiliate link and join me in making the rest of 2018 spectacular. I would love to hear from you as you use this framework and process! Here’s the link again: The 12 Week Year