It’s time for a check-in.  It’s mid-February.  Have you fallen into the “typical” statistics?  Do you know what stats I am talking about?  Check this out.

U.S. News reports that 80% of New Year’s resolutions will fail by the 2nd week of February.  Where are you with your goals for 2019? Have you been keeping up with the Daily Habit Tracker available for FREE as a Subscriber with MTN Universal? 

Don’t fret!  Anytime is a good time to reset, start again, or just pick up where you left off.  Start by re-reviewing how to Resolve to be Better in 2019 and re-evaluating your goals.

Evaluate your intentions.  Evaluate what has occurred in the beginning of 2019 that has hindered your progress and make  or reset your plan to make necessary changes.  It all boils down to your will, determination, and most importantly, CONSISTENCY.  

Recently, I learned about Mr. Pablo Casals; deemed one of the greatest cellists of all time.

At the age of 95; he was asked why he still practiced 6 hours a day and his response: ““Because I think I’m making progress.”

What can we learn from Mr. Casals and his will and determination in relation to goal-setting? I think we can learn the following:

  1. To become skilled at something or form a beneficial habit, it takes time and effort.

  2. The importance of being patient.  We often hear that bad habits or lack of exercise; weight gain did not happen overnight, so why do we think progress/change will happen overnight?  Progress requires patience.

  3. We must have the right mindset/perspective to make a change; to achieve our goals.

  4. What is your WHY?  Why is the goal necessary? Why do you want to achieve this goal? Why is the goal important to you?  Mr. Casals knew his why and it was making progress!

  5. Don’t get down on yourself.  Life happens.  It is not a law or a rule that January 1st or even the month of January is the end-all, be-all for goals.  Goals are about progress and little by little.

  6. It takes time to change.  Allow yourself some grace and margin.

  7. Know that you are not in this alone.  MTN Universal is rooting for you as well as your loved ones and accountability partners!  

  8. Progress is a journey!

  9. Progress is progress!

Here are some great quotes compiled by Asad Meah (Founder of Awaken the Greatness Within).   I think these are perfect for your reflection:

A. “Small progress is still progress.” Anonymous

B. “Little by little becomes a lot.” Anonymous

C. “A little progress every day adds up to big results.” Satya

D. “Don’t compare your progress to that of others. We need our own time to travel our own distance.” Anonymous

E. “Progress is not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” Khalil Gibran

F. “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” Frank Zappa

G. “Always be a work in progress.” Emily Lillian

H. “Slow, steady progress is better than daily excuses.” Robin Sharma

I. “Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.” Jim Rohn

J. “Work hard for you and your own goals. Progress will come.” Anonymous

K. “Progress is not inevitable. It’s up to us to create it.” Anonymous

L. “Comfort is the enemy of progress.” P. T. Barnum

M. “Make measurable progress in reasonable time.” Jim Rohn

N. “Some quit due to slow progress. Never grasping the fact that slow progress is progress.” Jeff Olson

O. “Whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King

P. “The moment a man ceases to progress, to grow higher, wider and deeper, then his life becomes stagnant.” Orison S. Marden

Q. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” Michael John Bobak

R. “If you want to experience significant progress toward your goal, you need to be intentional about the work you’re doing every day.” Anonymous

S. “Delay is the enemy of progress.” Eliot Spitzer

T. “There are only two options: Make progress or make excuses.” Anonymous

I BELIEVE IN YOU!  You CAN do this!

I would like to recommend that you establish a personal weekly review, a monthly review, a quarterly review, and of course, an annual review for your progress.  In a future post; I will share with you some ideas on how to do this and what you should get out of your review assessments.
What are your thoughts?  Please leave a comment below or email me directly.


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