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5 Key Mid-Year Recalibrations

By Brandon Schaefer July 25, 2016

Remember those New Years goals you made? Well, it’s time to rest, reflect, and recalibrate on them. This allows yourself time to pause, pray and prioritize for the rest of the year

Here are a few categories to help ensure the rest of the year goes forward with even more momentum:

1. Discern Key Takeaways

Great leaders reflect on the events which have transpired since the first of the year. Give yourself time to step back and observe: What are your key learnings from the year so far? What’s gone well? What has been frustrating? Consider both your personal and your professional life.

 

2. Look at the Calendar

Too often we start writing out mid-year priorities without fully grasping the reality of the last part of the year. As you look at your calendar evaluate: When are you traveling? Going on vacation? Is it a busy season? Consider your areas of focus “in light” of your schedule, not in “absence of it.”

 

3. Prioritize “The Best”

We are in the thick of summer and you already have a lot going on. Take time to choose two priorities for your personal life and two for your professional life, then go for it.

 

4. Think Holistically

When the word “priority” is mentioned we tend to think of the “what” that needs to be done. However, it’s important to also think about the “who” we need to invest in and what that will look like. Who do you need to focus on in the months to come and how can you intentionally make them a priority?

 

5. Hold Yourself Accountable

Draw in your key people and close friends to walk through your end of the year goals in order to keep you on track. They might have some helpful feedback as it relates to the what and who you are pursuing.

 

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