June 30 – End of financial year.
Tax time. Tax return and half-way through the calendar year.
So, David, how is this a positive as I rush around getting my invoices and dockets together and into the accountant to get my income tax done?
In one sense, it isn’t, but as you rush around this can be a time to review the goals or plans you set at the start of the year.
Looking at the goals you set at the beginning of this year, how far have you progressed? Overall, about half-way?
If you’re ahead of that in your progress, congratulations! Keep up the good work!
If not, don’t be too upset. You have at least checked your progress and you can adjust how much you are working on each goal. It may be best to prioritise and work on those goals which are more important.
Above all, be honest. Be realistic in your self-assessment.
There may be some very good reasons why you haven’t progressed as far as you anticipated. Extra work commitments, family issues or sickness are all good reasons why your progress may not be what you expect.
But … think about what you have done that you weren’t expecting to do. That extra project at home, at work, helping a friend or family member, or an unexpected event.
So, don’t be disheartened. Re-write your goals and keep them in a prominent place. Look at them each morning as a reminder of where you hope to be at the end of the year.
To ensure your goal becomes reality, write it this way … “I will achieve xx by December 31 and to get there I will do xx in month 1, I will do yy in month 2” … and so on. By doing this you will have a very clear pathway to achieve your goal.
You may need to put some goals on hold and re-visit them next year. This will free you up to concentrate on the remaining goal or goals.
Remember – life happens while you’re making other plans. Life is to be lived. One day at a time.
Life is unpredictable and can change in a moment. Be flexible and adjust as necessary. There’s no point beating yourself up about an outcome which is totally outside your control.
So … be kind to yourself.
Happy New Financial Year! May it be successful in the area you choose to make a difference.
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“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” —Jim Rohn