Many of us wrote down our 2023 goals in the last quarter of 2022 or before. Are you on track with your 2023 goals? If not, then go to work so you’re truly ready for the second half of the year? We are at halftime. It’s time for an assessment. Buckle up, dig all the way in, and let’s fulfill our end of year goals.
How’s it looking right now in June, Half Time? We are going into the third week. We still have a lot of time to get back on track if we are behind. I will be the first to say that I am not where I want to be in month 6 of 2023, but will I stop working? Oh, no, no, no! I will not quit! We are champions, and champions don’t quit! It ain’t over til it’s over! If we have to change the deadline, do it, but don’t change the goal. Do whatever it takes to get it done.
In the book The Greatest Salesman in the World, OG Mandino says, “I will persist until I succeed.” Will we persist until we succeed, or will we make excuses such as “I’m too far behind to catch up now; I’ll start over next year?” “No one will notice if I quit.” Well, those are all lies! Let’s go to work and finish what we’ve started! Keep going, keep pushing, and keep thriving! Hold yourself accountable for the goal you set for 2023. I can use my car accident that happened on May 3, 2023, as an excuse, but I refuse to sit in it. So, I picked myself up after the accident and kept going. I keep telling myself that everything happens for a reason.
Winners never quit, and quitters never win!
The phrase “winners never quit and quitters never win” encapsulates the concepts of perseverance, resilience, and the mindset required for success. It emphasizes the idea that those who achieve greatness are the ones who never give up on their goals, dreams, or ambitions. Winners are characterized by their unwavering determination, their ability to overcome obstacles, and their refusal to succumb to setbacks or failures. They understand that success often requires hard work, sacrifice, and a willingness to endure challenges along the way.
On the other hand, the phrase also highlights the detrimental effects of quitting. It suggests that individuals who choose to quit when faced with difficulties or hardships are unlikely to achieve their desired outcomes. Quitting represents a lack of perseverance and a surrender of one’s aspirations. It implies that success can only be attained by staying on course, maintaining a steadfast commitment, and pushing through adversity. By embracing this mindset, individuals can develop resilience, learn from their failures, and ultimately increase their chances of achieving their goals.
Achieve your end-of-year goals: 5 ways to motivate yourself to go to work
Here are five easy and effective ways to go to work and make the year matter:
1 Be your biggest cheerleader.
Encourage yourself, and don’t wait for others to encourage you. I talk to myself often to stay motivated. Many times, I tell myself, “You got this, Christina! Keep going! You know what to do! You’re not a quitter! Sometimes we have to encourage ourselves.
2 Communication is key.
If you have a team you are leading, communicate effectively with them and continue training them. Keep them motivated to the best of your ability. Get in the field and work alongside them. Remember, you are the leader. So, lead your ship.
3 Revise your goals and go to work.
If you are not where you want to be in June 2023, strategize again and figure out what you need to do in June to get on track. Keep going for a strong finish to have momentum going into the next quarter. Work the numbers. Who do we need to be? Who do we need to be around? Get moving immediately! Let’s work like our lives depend on it.
4 Take help from a friend, coach, or mentor.
If you are stuck and don’t know what else to do. If you feel like you’ve tried everything you could think of, pray, get quiet, and listen to what is being deposited into you. Write down everything that was deposited and go to work. You may also reach out to a mentor, coach, or someone who is already where you want to be. Don’t stay stuck! Reach up not across to someone who’s at the same level. You will be stuck together.
5. Create a SMART goals template.
Creating a SMART goals template is an effective way to set clear and actionable objectives that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Here’s a step-by-step approach to developing a SMART goals template:
Specific: Clearly define the goal by answering the who, what, when, where, and why questions. Specify what you want to achieve and why it is important.
Measurable: Identify key metrics or indicators that will measure progress and success. Define how you will track and quantify your progress towards the goal.
Attainable: Assess the feasibility of the goal and ensure it is realistically achievable given the available resources, skills, and time. Set goals that challenge you, but are still within reach.
Relevant: Ensure the goal aligns with your overall objectives and is relevant to your business or personal aspirations.
Time-bound: Set a specific timeframe or deadline for achieving the goal. Break down the goal into smaller milestones with associated deadlines for better tracking and motivation.
Takeaway: Go to work on your end of year goals
June is CHAMPIONSHIP season for me in my direct sales business. Why? Because our fiscal year ends on June 30th. My team and I are working to earn our 5th Career Car. Some of you know and many of you don’t know that on May 3, 2023, yes, last month, my 4th career car, that I earned, was declared a “total loss” in a car accident. Someone pulled out in front of me, and I literally had no time to stop. I walked away with injuries, and I’m grateful that I was able to walk away with them. The other driver wasn’t injured.
Danelle Delgado says, “Who loses if you don’t win?” For me, my family loses if I don’t win. I lose if I don’t win. C-Roc says “thrust is a must!” Go all in on completing your “half-time” goals. Don’t quit; “Winners never quit, and quitters never win!”