Review and Track your Progress for Goals, Dreams, Projects – Step 15 of 31 Days of Focus
Reviewing and tracking your progress is very rewarding. Having a focused plan, taking action steps, thinking on your plan in the morning and at night, hopefully, will have lead to now seeing progress on your goal, dream or project.
When I first started in my sales career, the method we were taught was using a notebook, the paper kind. There were no cell phones back then. Messages were taken on pink pieces of paper. Coming in from seeing clients all day, the receptionist would hand me a stack of pink messages.
The notebook was used to write down all of the names and phone numbers as to not lose them through a pile of lose, pink papers.
Even with smart phones and computers, I still keep notebooks. When I write my to-do lists, I write them in my notebook. When I complete tasks, I cross them off.
I’ve been keeping journals since I was a teenager. What I’ve discovered is being surprised when I go back and read some journal entries and see how a challenge was resolved or a prayer was answered.
As I was putting this program together, the week I decided to create this was filled with setbacks. Several clients had website issues. One particular issue involved a registration form that didn’t work. I was on the phone with my tech person Terry for three hours. It was extremely frustrating. The issue wasn’t totally resolved and I spent six hours on this interruption. That was not part of my plan!
I had set a goal of one week to get everything done. It didn’t happen. But when I reviewed all of the tasks that I had completed, I was really pleased. I had stuck to my plan and made massive progress.
I’ve read that there’s something about putting a pen on paper. It’s something about the heart connecting to the page through hand writing. I realize most people will use a computer. You need to use a system that works for you. What’s important is that you review and track your progress. It will keep you motivated to continue.
That brings us to Step 16 – Clear Clutter from your Mind and Work Space.
Step 1 – You Have to Have a Plan
Step 4 – Focus on Your Strengths
Step 5 – Meditate or Think on your Plan
Step 6 – Get rid of Distractions
Step 8 – Lock Out Doubts and Fears
Step 9 – Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Step 10 – Listen to what Expands You
Step 11- How to Deal with Overwhelm
Step 13 – Where do You Spend Your Time
Step 14 – Balance Life and Work
Step 15 – Review and Track Your Progress
Until next time…. Stay focused!