If like many, on the 1st January 2018, you set a goal to achieve by 31st December 2018 you only have 3 days left to achieve it.
How many of the goals we set at the start of the year are we even close to achieving by the end of it?
Maybe it’s better to set goals regularly with much shorter more focused deadlines, like 3 months instead of 12 months.
The problem with annual goals is they are just too far away to galvanise us to start immediately. We get so far into the year that we realise because we had 12 months, we set ridiculous goals that, due to inaction, by midway through the year we have little chance of achieving. We give up and maybe even write off half a year to wait for January again to set some new 12 month goals. Only to repeat the process year after year.
Short-term focused goals that mean we have to take immediate action and if we limit ourselves to 3 months, we are less likely to set unrealistic goals. The other good thing is every three months we get the chance to recalibrate and not waste a year before we realise we are miles off track.