Do you feel, former procrastinators, like the writer who types a few words on sheet number six, rips the sheet out, wads it up, tosses it toward the trash can with a frown, and stomps away in frustration?
Things have not gone as we’d like this spring. Has Covid-19 provided an excuse to delay work? Has it genuinely put you in a position to revamp your goals? Virus or no, it’s time to course correct because we’re halfway through the year.
We’re allowed to change our goals, get a second wind, and move forward again.
At the first of 2020, you prayerfully selected the few essentials you wanted to focus on this year. You defined them specifically, figured out how to measure for progress. You made sure they were attainable but challenging. You chose goals that moved you toward the priority God had given you. And you set deadlines. (February 17, 2020 Starting SMART – Get a Grip on Goals)
Perhaps the isolation and closings have affected your goals. Perhaps it hasn’t been the virus at all; maybe you didn’t show up for the work or something else took you away.
Need to modify? Eliminate? Step it up? Seek God’s direction about changing entirely or adjusting your essential few. Break your main goals into sub-goals for quarters three and four of this year. Pursue them wholeheartedly as unto the Lord.
I once read “Pause, don’t stop.” It was advice intended for interruptions in a day. It’s good advice for interruptions in our year.
Like the writer who actually gets it done, return to the chair.
How can you revise your goals if necessary and press forward on your essential few?