Check in on Your Goals
Setting goals is as important as it is difficult. Once you set goals, you need to review them regularly. In addition to reading and reviewing your goals, you need to assess where you are and whether a goal needs to be revised.
Sometimes you don’t know a goal needs to be revised until you’re on the road trying to reach the goal. Once it becomes clear that change is needed, make it. There is no reason to follow steps you have sketched out if you find there is a better path.
If you don’t review your goals it’s unlikely you will reach them, or it will take longer than if you had changed course. If, when reviewing them, you determine there is a better course of action, make the necessary changes. Then check in again regularly to see how you’re doing and whether additional tweaks are needed.
By constantly reviewing and working on your goals, what path you are on, and where you are on the journey, you’re investing in yourself. The time to start is now.
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About the Author: Neal Bookspan is a partner at the Phoenix, Arizona law firm of Jaburg Wilk. He assists clients with business issues, commercial litigation, workouts, and bankruptcy litigation. Neal can be reached at 602.248.1000.