by Denise Damijo | Featured Contributor
It can be a total dream killer trying to build when you have this huge passion and dream and NOTHING that you are doing seems to be working to fulfill it. At times you may feel like you’ve taken 1 step forward and 3 steps back. You may feel like there is so much pressure for you to get results because people are depending on you and the results just aren’t there. The reality is, life happens to us all. From sicknesses, deaths of family member or friends, not enough money, children going crazy, or just not motivated. All of these things can delay you from hitting your targets for the year. No matter what it is that is wrong, I want to tell you how to end your year with a bang after recovering from a bad first half.
Regroup and Replan
For most of us at the very end of the year before or the very beginning of the present year, we took the time to plan an amazing year full of what we were going to do to build our lives, dreams, businesses and how much money we were going to make while doing it. Usually, you would be excited when half of the year approaches IF you had even fulfilled half of what you wrote down on that strategically thought and planned out notebook. Instead, you look at the many things that didn’t happen and you may wonder what will happen in the second half of the year. In that case, the best thing that you can do is pull yourself together and create a new plan to execute for where you are right now. That doesn’t mean that you are giving up on your goals for this year, what it means is that you are finding another way to reach them.
Your plan to reach your goals can always change, but your goals don’t have to….
Give Yourself A Break
You will not be able to accomplish anything if you are constantly beating yourself up. You will make mistakes, you will not hit your target, and you may question whether you have what it takes to make it but that is ok. That doesn’t mean you weren’t cut out for what you are trying to achieve. It simply means that you are human. Allow yourself to be that.
There is nothing more stressful than to be building something with not enough support and that no one understands. The best way to get you recovering from a bad first half sooner than later is to connect with people who are willing to hold you accountable. People who are building a life, dream, and/or business and know the stress, pressures, and setbacks that can occur. They also understand the pitfalls that you can get caught up in like procrastination, feeling like your on an island by yourself, and feeling guilty as a wife and a mother for not spending all of your time with your family. Let them hold you accountable and help you succeed in the second half of the year and you can also do the same for them.
Hold Yourself Accountable
The worst thing that you can ever do is to leave your life in someone else’s hands. There is no one that is going to work, grind, and grit more than you are for the betterment of your life and that is why you have to make sure that you are on top of your dreams relentlessly working towards the goals for this year so that you can end with a bang after recovering from a bad first half.
As long as there are more days in this year, you have the opportunity to recover and end this year with a bang. Don’t give up, don’t think that you can’t do it, and don’t settle for a smaller dream or goal than you dreamt up and planned for.