Part of evicting doubt from our consciousness and getting over the hurdle of year-end disappointments is to assess the incompletes.
With just about one month left in the year, excluding the holidays, you basically know what goals have been completed and which ones are not going to get done.Let me suggest re-evaluating the incompletes.
You have to ask yourself some real questions and write down the answers. No one else is going to see them, so be brutally honest with yourself.
- What hurdles did you experience when trying to get it done?
- Did you allot enough time to make the goals happen within the 12-month time span?
- Did you need other variables in place in order to accomplish this goal?
It doesn’t matter what answers you come up with, just make up your mind to not give up. Your attitude should now be about redefining the incompletes goal and trying again next year.
Take the incomplete as a life experience and work with it.Ask yourself some questions and don’t be afraid to be tough with yourself. Try asking yourself:
- How can I rework this to ensure success at the end of 2013?
- Can I break this one goal down into several moving parts? (Ex: Goal is to buy a home but my credit is bad. Maybe you should work on fixing your credit score and then taking classes on home ownership.)
- What’s a realistic timeline for each goal?
Don’t follow anyone else’s track when trying to make major life changes because you are an individual.
Remember that you have your personal quirks that may not be the same as everyone else.