- Sep 3, 2014
Goals for March 2019Review
The second month of the year has come and gone. The time contained within February 2019 passed like any other month. The only variables we can control are how we used that time. Did you stick to your goals? Did you make progress? Did you let unimportant surprises sideline you? Are you staying within your framework for 2019 as a whole?
Something I'm struggling with is persistence. Persistence is a key to success, but it has to be aimed at the right project and right tasks. Knowing when to call a certain project quits is as important as hammering away at something doomed for failure.
I see this concern with persistence in other posters, especially newcomers. Many are afraid to start as they look up at the giant mountain they know they must climb. Some realize they'll climb it one step at a time, but aren't sure which path to take up the hill.
That's something to think about with persistence. We might choose the wrong path. We will fail. We will start over, but each time we come equipped with more knowledge and tools to aid us in the next attempt. The harder we work at the wrong thing, the sooner we learn the lessons needed. Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid to not persist in the ultimate goal, even if that means the sub-goals ended up not working out. It's all forward progress.
Our goals are the framework. Getting the work done is what counts. I've been using pomodoro's again and I'm about to start working in time boxing schedules again too. Anything that keeps me on target is a welcomed aid.
What are your goals for the month? Are they more realistic than last month? Are they S.M.A.R.T. goals? And have you developed methods to help you get the work done?