Checking for progress is essential in attaining any long-term goal. It may be career-related, fitness-related, relationship-related, etc. It really doesn’t matter what area it’s in, I believe that checking for signs of improvement can benefit your outcome!
In January, as most do, I set personal goals for the year. Now that I’ve made it halfway through the year, it’s time to ask myself: Have you lost sight of your goals? Are you right on track? Have you exceeded expectations already?! The following references my list of goals from my New Year’s post, How I Plan to Make This Year Happy!
Career & Education: Acquire another specialty certification.
I stepped into new grounds with Spinning at the 2018 Mad Dogg WSSC Conference! Read about my experience as a first-timer in my previous post. Another cert is also on the way! I’ve already registered for an upcoming training that I am very excited about! I’ll wait to share all of the details towards the end of next month, once I’ve completed the training and acquired my certificate. Stay tuned!
Community: Volunteer to help students with special needs.
I did complete some volunteer work at the Mad Dogg WSSC Conference, in addition to earning a certificate (back pat). However, I haven’t been involved in any Special Needs projects this year. If you have any recommendations in Miami, FL for me, please comment below!
Fitness: Average a 7-minute mile.
I have been inconsistent with my track training, to be perfectly honest. I have, none-the-less, made some progress with my irregular running routine. I’ve taken about a minute off of my time (woohoo) and there is still plenty of time to reach my goal of 7 minutes!
Friendships/Relationships: Accept what cannot be changed and move forward.
Walking away from most situations has been easy peasy. The exception lies with one particular person. I find myself still trying to rekindle our early-blossomed friendship. I know that it may sound desperate of me, but even without any positive signs, I can’t seem to let go of the potential I once saw – strike that – still see. I guess you can call me a hopeless romantic (deep sigh). This person is truly one-of-a-kind and I wish for things to work out some day.
While I haven’t achieved all of my goals, and maybe won’t ever due to the last one (tear), I have made progress and that’s what matters! Sometimes it takes several small steps, instead of one big one, to get where you want to be.
What are some of the personal items that you check for progress?