There’s a lot of self-help gurus that would really disagree with a blog post about a mid-year goals reset.
Have you ever heard the saying, “Quitters never win and winners never quit”?
Well, I’m here to call BS on that!
At the time of writing this blog post, the world has been totally turned upside-down by the worldwide pandemic.
Without wanting to be too dramatic, everything has changed now.
And, when times change, we have to change with them.
A lot of self-help gurus will tell you to never give up on your goals, no matter what.
After all, don’t all successful people never quit?
Well, that’s not strictly true.
Take Mark Wahlberg for example.
His career started out in music with his hip-hop group “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch” – which is probably the most 90s name a hip-hop group could have.
And, though he found initial success with that group, eventually he quit the hip-hop scene and went on to become a massively successful actor instead.
Despite being an industry focused on change, self-help seems to forget that people, their interests and their goals naturally evolve over time.
So, it’s actually natural to modify or quit certain goals from time to time. Especially when big changes happen in life.
In fact, it’s pretty darn smart to change your approach to life when life changes.
So, in this blog post, I’m going to share with you how to reset your goals mid-year (or at any time, really) without the shame of being a “quitter”.
Also, if you’d prefer to watch the video version of this blog post, you can check it out below!
5 Steps To Your First Mid-Year Goals Reset
Step 1) – Honestly Review Your Goals
So, you’ve got the goals that you set at the beginning of the year.
And, at the time, it seemed like these were the most meaningful and impactful goals that you could set, right?
But, six months down the line, anything could have happened.
- There’s a new baby on the way
- A new job opportunity opened up or perhaps you lost your job
- The country goes into lockdown
- You win the lottery!
Anything could have happened and now your priorities are different.
So, the first thing you’ll need to do is get your goals out and have an honest think about which goals are still possible and which ones aren’t.
Any goals which are now impossible can be dropped – as long as they are genuinely impossible.
And I know that there will be some self-help gurus who will tell you that nothing is impossible, but sometimes something genuinely is.
Keep reminding yourself that it’s OK to move on from goals and dreams when they no longer serve you.
Step 2) – What Do These Goals Mean To You?
At the beginning of this year, I wanted to travel to at least one new country.
Then, the pandemic hit and three things happened:
- The tourist industry pretty much shut down
- I was no longer working
- I spent way more time on my blog, Youtube channel and the LTUK brand
A combination of those factors made me realise that my goal of travelling didn’t mean the same thing to me anymore.
It wasn’t something that I really wanted to do.
Instead, I wanted to spend as much time as possible making Life Transformation UK a viable business that I can run full-time.
When you look through the remaining goals that are possible, ask yourself: “Does this goal still mean the same to me as it did when I set it?”
If the answer is “yes”, then that’s a goal that can be kept.
But, if the answer is “no”, then this goal needs a review because one of two things is true:
- Either the goal is less important than it was when you set it or…
- It’s even more important than it was at the beginning
If it’s the latter, then this goal stays.
And, if it’s the former, we move on to Step 3.
Step 3) – Quit or Modify?
So, at this point, you’ve eliminated the impossible goals – no point in stressing out over trying to achieve those.
Of the goals that remain, those which mean the same as when you set them and those that are even more important should stay – at least for as long as they continue to serve you.
The goals that don’t seem as important go into a period of further review.
This is where you have to ask yourself if you’re going to drop the goal entirely or if there’s a way that you can modify the goal to make it work better for you.
For example, I had planned to try and bulk up as much muscle mass this year as possible (from 100kg to 105kg).
But, there’s a lot of planning, effort and time that has to go into that – otherwise, you just end up putting on fat mass, rather than muscle.
Since I want to throw the majority of my effort into my LTUK brand, I decided that this goal either needed to be modified or dropped.
I opted to modify it.
So, instead of me working to bulk up, I’ve decided to work on maintaining the weight that I’m at (100kg) and reducing my body fat percentage from about 20% to around 12%.
If you don’t want to quit a goal, find a way to change it so that it becomes important once again and then move forward from there.
Now, you’ve cleared out your list of previous goals and updated them where you can.
Let’s move on to Step 4.
Step 4) – New Goals
This is a pretty simple step.
Since things have changed, are there any new goals that you would like to add on?
For me, I’ve added a bunch of business goals on to the goals that I first set in 2020.
What goals – if any – do you want to add on to your list?
Once you’re finished there, you can move on to Step 5.
Step 5) – Recommit Yourself
So, you’ve got your brand new goals list.
Now’s the time for you to mentally and physically commit yourself to your new goals.
And you can do this by setting a plan to complete them and then taking the first action towards that.
Remember, small action steps taken over time will lead to big results.
You’ve eliminated the dead weight from your list of goals.
Now it’s time to take action and start creating the life of your dreams!
I hope you’ve found this breakdown of the mid-year goals reset useful.
Remember, when times change, it’s OK for us to change too!
So, drop, modify and add goals if you need to, then start to take action today towards your dream life!
If you have any questions or comments, then definitely make sure that you leave them in the comment section below.
Also, if you’re interested in receiving coaching to start creating more confidence in your life, then make sure you check out the Confidence Coaching page to get in contact.
Or, you can always contact me on the LTUK Facebook page too.
Once again, though, I hope you found this article useful and I look forward to having you back on Life Transformation UK very soon!