mid-year goalsHas Time sped up its clock or is it just me feeling the urgency of the days?

I look at my calendar and I’m really surprised to see that this week is the last week of June! And July will be upon us this Friday! The mid-year mark is almost over and we’re well on our way to the second half of 2011.

I just realized this when I read Janet Callaway’s blog post recently and after reading Jayne Kopp’s recent respite.

How’s everybody holding up?

I know of some friends, especially in the sales industry, who’re busy trying to reach their quotas this early to ensure a stress-free holiday vacation in December.

How about you in the online marketing industry?

Do You Have Mid-Year Goals?



Me, I don’t have one. I keep more of a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goal. I just feel that my long-term goals should be compartmentalized into shorter ones. Mid-year assessment, maybe, not mid-year goals; just to check whether I’m still on track and probably take a breather if necessary.

Is anybody experiencing any mid-year crisis? I hope not!

The last thing that we need to have at the close of the first half of the year is to start unraveling. We may be down in the dumps at some point but we just need to re-energize ourselves a bit and get on with our long-term goals!

Did You Know That A Crisis Is A
Situation That Allows Us To Make
Quick Judgments Or Decisions
Based On Our Set Values?

So, if and when you are in some kind of mid-crisis, then, just let it be, not resisting the current, and let your values guide you into making the right decision!

When you’re faced head on with something that needs quick thinking, I believe that you’ll eventually know what to do. Perhaps it may not be the wisest decision that you could make but at that moment, it will be the best that you could do to address the situation as it unfolded.

My point being is, mid-year goals or not, let us not be too harsh and exacting with ourselves all the time.Let’s take time out and enjoy the sun. Let’s enjoy life with all its many imperfections. Learn from it and then move on with a fresh start.

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To Your Success,

Elmar Sandyck
Elmar Sandyck

9 thoughts on “Mid-Year Check: Are You Still On Track?

  1. Hi Elmar,

    I was telling someone yesterday that I was sure time had some how been sped up and she said, “Or maybe you have?” It certainly made think and wonder whether she is right.

    I am like you with gaols. I don’t have to many and I break them down into bite sized chunks so I am kind of always reviewing them.

    Great to ponder as Janet suggested what we have accomplished so far though. This is always important to do.


  2. Hi Janet,

    Astounding it is! Thanks for the words of affirmation. There’s really no better way to perk us up for the remaining half of the year than looking back at what we have accomplished in our little or big way. Everything that we went through were learning experiences! Now, the challenge for us is to top everything we’ve done so far!

    Have a truly magnificent second half of the year, too!

    Take care,

  3. Hi David,

    My pleasure! Sometimes, we get too myopic seeing things always from the same glasses. If we remove our glasses, we realize that some things aren’t what they appear to be. It’s just another way of seeing things :).

    Take care,

  4. Hi Marcus,

    It really does create an illusion that time is speeding up, but actually it goes by the same as usual. Time is even faster when you have a lot of things to do or when you’re having fun (as what Janet mentioned)!

    But really, it’s always a great way to check on yourself and see where you are now and how you intend to proceed.

    Take care,

  5. Hi Jayne,

    What your mother said is so true! As we age, time really goes by so fast no matter what you’re doing. Here’s my glass clinking on yours! Cheers!:)

    Take care,

  6. Hi Ilka,

    Can you believe it? It seems that it was just yesterday that we’ve celebrated Christmas and right now we’re half way there! Very true, that the older we get the faster time passes. I remember during my childhood days when it seems that it would take forever for me to grow up and now I’m like whoa! – it’s tomorrow already…LOL!

    By the way that’s a great quote Ilka, thanks for sharing it with us.

    Take care,

  7. Hi Jason,

    We’re living in a fast paced world and I agree that slowing down can be hard at times with the pressure and demands that are coming in. Everyone has a choice whether they keep up with the world that moves faster and faster or slow down and appreciate life.

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    Take care,

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