July 1, 2019 is here, marking the beginning of the second half of the year, 181 days of 2019 done and gone. A few questions to ponder—if you want—are: Do you know where you’re going? What needs to be real for me and my family and life come December 31, 2019? (This is your vision.) What do I need to start doing (and how do I need to start thinking?) that I’m not doing now?
There are many studies and stories and statistics about goal-setting. Here’s an article talking about some Harvard research on goal-setting. Most research you see states that about only 3-5% of the population set goals/develop a vision and write it down so it can be reviewed consistently for inspiration and focus. In my workshop this statistic is usually validated when I ask the participants about this.
So, if you’ve had a great 181 days so far this year and you’re on course to creating a real good year, right on. If you’re reading this and saying, “Shit. 181 days gone. I’ve not been focused on what I was thinking about back in January.”; then perhaps you may want to get out of your emails and social media accounts and invest some time getting clear on what a great next six months looks like for you so you’re feeling good when the big guy in the red suit is coming down the chimney. Write it down, review, and act. It begins with vision, but then must convert to action. And remember, invest the time in you—your purpose and vision do not come in an email.