With two and a half months left in the year, many of us are scrambling to finish projects and complete goals. There are a few steps you can take to ensure that all of your objectives reach fruition so you have a clean slate for the new year, ready to start fresh and with motivation and a new outlook:
- Write a Task List – Create a very specific to-do list of what larger goals you have yet to accomplish and what smaller tasks you need to complete to reach that end objective. Breaking up your larger goals into sub duties will make the overall assignment seem less daunting.
- Establish a Timeline – Time management is key when you are on a deadline. Be specific with your task list and apply a timeline for each task to ensure you finish on time. Check items off as you complete them, aiding in a feeling of accomplishment and further motivation.
- Ask for Help – Even those who are incredibly efficient with their time can use an extra hand when their to-do list gets lengthy. Ask for help if you are worried about completing any projects and be willing to offer the same assistance when your team members required the same.
Once this year comes to a close, it is time for a whole new season of goal planning to begin. Use this past year of successes and obstacles as an opportunity to reflect on what you intended to accomplish with your goals and where you actually ended up, and apply these experiences and reflections to your goal planning for the new year. Have your goals and desires changed in the past year? What do you need to modify in your work duties and training to reach any new objectives you may have?
There is still more than enough time left in 2017 to tie up any loose ends and wrap up goals that have yet to be completed. With a clear outline of what needs done and when those tasks need to be completed by, you’ll stay motivated and engaged to reach the light at the end of the tunnel.