Can you believe that we are already a quarter of the way through 2013? It kinda blows my mind. I guess it’s sort of old news at this point now that we’re three days into April, but it’s been hanging over me all week.
The thing is, I’ve been feeling a little paralyzed by this milestone. I feel like I should be doing something to evaluate how effective I’ve been so far this year. It seems easy enough, right?
The truth is, I’ve been terrified to look at my goals from the beginning of the year. I’ve done a cursory look at our finances, but for the bigger goals I’ve been scared to even look.
But you know what? When I finally did look at them, I actually said out loud “I’m not doing as bad as I think I am.” And it kind of struck me how unnecessarily hard I am on myself sometimes. I’m telling you this because I bet that a lot of you out there are, too. So maybe take some time to reflect on how you’re doing today, and no matter what your conclusions are, move on. Because for me, dwelling on how I’m doing just distracts from the actual doing. And that’s not the point.
Do you have any rituals that help you track how you’re doing? I check my stats every other Monday and record them in a spreadsheet. But I feel like I’m notoriously bad at checking in with long term goals. Maybe I need to set a better schedule for that?