By Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA
We’re about to start the fourth quarter of 2013, and I need to ask: Are the goals you set at the beginning of the year on track for success?
The other day I was on the phone with one of my mentors and he told me, “You need to build more pauses in your life.”
Sometimes we get wrapped up in the craziness of running to the next item on our to-do list and forget to take time to focus, or re-focus, so we can achieve what we stated we wanted to. So with 2014 zooming toward us, it’s time to pause, and see where you are in your plans for 2013. Are you on track to achieving your goals?
To vastly improve the odds of achieving my goals, I use a tactic I call the “Weekly Decompress.” Each week on Thursday, mid-morning, I pause and answer just four questions:
- What went well?
- What didn’t go so well?
- How can I improve next week?
- What help do I need to get to my next “there”?
The Weekly Decompress review helps identify where you can take action now so you can experience success and goal achievement. Adding this weekly pause into your schedule provides the opportunity to pause, reflect, stretch, and think even bigger. So celebrate your successes and anticipate even more in your future—three months out and beyond.