How much of your goals for 2017 have you achieved? Half done or way below average? Whichever it is, you still have roughly six months to make it up, even though time is not in your favor.
Not every New Year resolution gets accomplished within the first half, so be of good cheer and focus on getting the next big deal done before the year runs out. Every day is a new beginning, every plan needs a new strategy in case the first didn’t pan out well. Irrespective of how good or bad January to June was, you can make July to December ten times better by working smarter, making better decisions and following the guidelines below.
Learn from the first half, although 2017 started quite slow for most businesses due to the economic recession, it presented hard lessons to learn from. Most of your achievements for this second half are a ripple effect of the decisions you made in the previous months. Therefore, it is essential that you make informed decisions that will project better results in the months to come. When it comes to managing your finances, shopping, health and career, always think before you leap so you do not make the same mistakes from the past.
Identify and work on your your weaknesses, In a few months to come, your business and career is likely to be on a rollercoaster due to the usual end of the year rush. So it’s not a time to be slow as you need all the energy to make things happen. Find out what kills your motivation and bring it down before it catches up on you.
Consult professionals, It’s faster to achieve your goals when you get the right information from the appropriate sources. Especially when you are venturing into a new career, you need professional advice for effectiveness, speed and perfection. You may need to spend a little extra more for a professional consultation but it would be worth it at the end.
Plan Deliberately, Turning your ideas into reality requires deliberate planning as well as deliberate and reserved resources. It’s better to put out reasonable amounts of money occasionally while brooding on your ideas. This way, money will be the least of your excuses once you kick off the project. Whether you are a student, a working class or a pensioner, save a percentage of your money to invest in your career.
Do it now, Procrastination is a leading cause of most unachieved dreams. Therefore, choose to clear off your to-do list as soon as possible to enable you create new things. The catch is once an idea is convinced, start working on it before someone else does, because the secret of innovation lies in ‘First’. The first person who launches an idea gets recognized not the one who conceived it. So, never put off till tomorrow what can be done today.