Are you panicking because we are halfway through the year and you have not yet achieved any of your career or personal goals for 2016? Nearly everyone starts the New Year out strong with a set of well- intended resolutions and goals. But, by mid-spring these things are forgotten and pushed aside by life and other factors.

The good news is that you can reach your dream goals this year – it’s not too late! Here are some steps you can take now towards your personal and professional goals.

Select the number one priority goal for your life.

Don’t make a long list of things you want to get done and then get overwhelmed. Instead, focus on the one thing that will get you closer to where you want to be by the end of this year. If you are struggling to decide on this, write a few things down and the pros and cons of each goal, then choose the one that offers the most positives.

Find a goal buddy to help you stay accountable.

You may be struggling with committing to a goal, which is human nature. Find an accountability buddy to report to on your goal. Talk by phone or email at least once a week. Even better if you can form a group of people with common goals to encourage each other along the way.

Declare publicly what your goal is.

Don’t keep your goal a secret. Instead, share it with the world. Post a declaration of what you will achieve by the end of the year on your social media profiles, tell your friends and family, and your colleagues at work. Speaking out loud gives your goal a life of its own.

Set a reasonable timeline and steps.

In order to set yourself up for success, write out a timeline for your goal, with weekly steps you will take to get there by the end of this year. Be reasonable and give yourself the time you need. If you need more than the next several months to complete your goal (for example to pursue a college degree), then just focus on the short term goals for now.

Is a new job one of your major goals for the remainder of 2016?

Contact the expert recruiters at PrideStaff Atlanta for additional support and assistance with your career success. We have the skilled team on hand to help you find the career that takes you to the next level!

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