I am going to keep this short and sweet. If you followed my goal setting activity back in the beginning of January and set some goals, you are nearing the end of your first ninety days. We have just a little over three weeks left between now and March 31st. Two months have quickly come and gone. 

Hopefully, this isn’t the first time you’ve stopped to think about the goals you set. Hopefully, you have your goals somewhere visible that you can see every day, and you’ve been taking some time to check back in with yourself each week to create momentum. Hopefully, you have someone in your life who is holding you accountable for what you said you were going to work toward.

Hopefully isn’t enough. The reality is that most people who set any kind of goal in January have given up by now. Most have quit. They did the goal setting activity, and by now, they’ve thrown in the towel and accepted defeat.

I hope you’re not most people.

Whether you are, or you’re not, keep reading…

If you’re reading this and have been making progress toward your goals, congratulations. You’ve put activity and action behind the goal setting activity. I want to encourage you to keep going, keep pushing, and keep working. Nothing worth having comes easy, and the work can be really hard. I get it because I’m in the middle of this as well. Take the next three weeks and finish strong!

If you’re reading this and have gotten off track, I want to encourage you to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back in the game! You may not have accomplished what you wanted over the last two months, but that doesn’t mean you should quit. To be completely transparent, I’ve had to reset myself a couple of times over the last two months. It’s normal! Take the next three weeks and choose one or two things you’re going to recommit to that will help you re-ignite whatever dream you started the year off with.

Either way, ask yourself these three questions:

  1. What’s working? Where have I experienced success and movement toward my goal?
  2. What’s NOT working? What’s holding me back or making me feel stuck?
  3. What’s my “why”? Why was this goal important to me in the first place?

No one is going to chase your dreams for you. You need to make the decision… Is what I wanted back in January important enough to me that I’m willing to sacrifice for it? Is it worth some blood, sweat, and tears to get it? Do I believe enough in myself to be my greatest cheerleader?

The Takeaway

Use the next three weeks – do not waste them! Whether you’re making progress in chasing your goals or you’ve been spinning your wheels, it’s time to get motivated and move. Put some action behind your goal setting activity and stretch yourself until you’re a little (or a lot) uncomfortable! Right now, make your choice. Then, do one thing today (no matter how small) that will move you forward.

Let me help you stay accountable and moving in the right direction. Join me here at Depth Not Width and let’s make this year one to remember!

– John