How to Set Semi-Annual Goals

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KNOW THE KIND OF GOALS TO PUT IN EACH HALF

Since you have two sets of six-month periods to implement your goals, you must chose which goals go where. For example, plan to pay off your credit cards might be appropriate for the first half. This is because if you are successful in the first half, you can use the second half to pursue that goal again.

MAKE ROOM FOR ERROR

Having your goals in two parts helps you to catch any mistakes in planning towards that goal. You can effectively identify and eliminate any person, attitude or condition that is rendering your efforts useless.

HAVE A HALFTIME POLICY

Pause sometimes to see if things are working. Get feedback. Let a different person with a similar mindset critique your performance as you implement your goals. You might be missing the mark or going in circles. Stop and ask for help.

BE CLEAR WITH WHAT YOU WANT

Ambiguity begets ambivalence. Knowing what you want makes your pursuit of goals easier on you. Before you write down those semi-annual goals, be clear about what you can do and cannot do for the given year. Commit to a clear purpose and go for it.

TRY TO FINISH GOALS, AT LEAST, A MONTH AHEAD

It helps to finish ahead of schedule. You have time to complete some new goals. Finishing a month ahead on your goals gives you the chance to end the year with bonus achievements. There is nothing excellent than setting the stage for another good year.

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