Six months behind us—six months more to go.
You started 2018 strong and bold. You made a list of goals. You strategized. You planned. Things were going well and you were starting to make some headway. And then, as the year started moving into March and April and then May, you fell off. It’s easy to do, as creating habits and a consistent plan for your goals is hard for most to achieve. And now that we are about halfway through 2018, you aren’t where you want to be.
But the good thing about all of this is that you have the opportunity to shift and pivot and self correct. And you still have six months to finish the year on a good note and with your goals and achievements mission accomplished. I am sharing six tips to help you finish the year strong, and they are tips that I am also following to make sure that 2018 is the best year yet.
#1 Follow your own plan, not someone else’s
It can be easy to get caught up in what other people are doing. But while they are moving closer to their purpose, you remain stagnant. Here’s the deal: you can’t follow someone else’s blueprint, you have to create your own. The recipes to your secret sauce are authentic to you, your experiences, and your offerings. So go forward knowledgeable about trends and what’s going on in the space around you, but don’t copy it. You are a unique and talented individual who should be sharing your gifts with the world. Don’t look to others to chart your course—look to yourself.