Checking in with Your Goals

Remember those goals you set for 2021? We’re a few months into the year now, cautiously optimistic about how everything is going, and it’s time to check in with yourself about the goals you set at the start of the year. In this blog we will discuss the importance of revisiting goals that you set in the beginning of the year and how to revamp your goals after revaluation.

Possibly Revamping Your Goals

2020 was a rough year, and many experts advised individuals to make smaller, more available resolutions for 2021 since the mass majority of people needed to improve their mental health. Smaller goals are more likely to be achieved, which results in people feeling good about themselves.

Before revisiting your 2021 resolutions, you may want to revamp them to fit the global pandemic’s current, unusual circumstances. According to the article How To Set And Reach Goals In The New Year posted on a personal finance and lifestyle blog website called Making Sense Of Cents, “about 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals each year. And, only 75% of those who are setting 2021 resolutions will follow through with them after the first week of the year.” The post also reports that “25% of people will stop working towards their resolutions after just the first week.” Many people make the mistake of creating goals they are not motivated to achieve or do not have time to complete.

With these numbers as our reality, this blog post is probably the only way to remind busy Administrative Professionals of the importance of revisiting one’s New Year’s resolutions or what many also refer to as goals. Many may even need to start over entirely and make new goals because they may have forgotten to write the original resolutions down. Either way, it is essential to ask yourself the questions addressed in the article mentioned above.

  • Is your goal specific enough?
  • Is your goal achievable?
  • Is your goal realistic?

How To Revisit Your Goals And See Them Through

By visualizing your resolutions regularly, you will easily remember what you are working towards and gain more motivation. An Administrative Professional can practice visualizing their goal by creating a vision board one can see every day, starting a blog or a journal, and keeping a picture, a visual representation of your goal, on your desk or in your home. If you need a more blatant reminder, you can use post-it notes listing your resolutions around your office and house or put the due dates of your goals into the calendar of your computer or phone where you can set the alarm.

Going back to the original suggestion of making smaller, more available resolutions, facing an entire year of working towards your goals can be daunting. These goals will feel more comfortable to achieve by breaking them down into steps. Each month can mark the time you must complete one of twelve steps that make up one goal. For example, if you resolve to start a successful Administrative Assistant blog, you can begin by brainstorming blog post topics in January. Then, by May, you can set a step to reach a certain number of subscribers. Finally, by October, you can select the action to earn a certain amount of money from your blog, and by December, you will have a successful blog.

Finally, if you happen to know someone with the same goal, use them as an accountability partner and maybe even turn into a friendly competition. By consistently reminding yourself of the goals you set for 2021 and completing portions of your resolution, you will find yourself less stressed and more likely to get to the finish line.