The Reality of Meeting (and Not Meeting) Your Goals

January 19, 2017

Career Advice

3166085824_d93fe8c5c5_zA new year means new resolutions. But before you go ahead and write down a list of new goals, you have to take a crucial step: look back at last year’s goals. There’s a chance you didn’t meet those goals. There’s also a chance you did. The important part is that you take inventory of what you met, what you didn’t meet, and why. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Which of my 2016 goals did I meet?
  2. Which of my 2016 goals did I not meet?
  3. Why did I not reach those goals?
  4. What roadblocks can I overcome in 2017?

Take time to reflect and think about why some of your ambitions fell flat and while others were a success. Were you falling victim to self sabotage? Were you making excuses? If you have a few outstanding goals that you didn’t meet last year, what will you do differently this year to make those things happen? Write down your responses and your plan of attack. Your success is in your hands! Make this year the best one yet.

Image via mt 23/Flickr.


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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