July 1 is a special day that marks the mid-year for all of us: Second Half of the Year Day. It's an opportunity to take a look at the progress you have made on the written goals, the strategic goals, the thoughtful goals, and the heartfelt goals you set to accomplish this year.
I always do a mid-year checkup. Here's how I'm doing. How about you? This year finds me behind on my book proposal, behind on my Spice Is Life Web site, behind on my book, and keeping fairly on track with what I want to accomplish at TechSmith and About.com.
I've yet to consistently adhere to an exercise regimen which has been painfully clear to me as I trekked around Boulder, CO and Rocky Mountain National Park this week. (Add the Trail Ridge Road in the park to your things you must do during your lifetime list. Just do it.) But, I have added more fruits and vegetables to our diet and replaced furniture and fixed up the house, so all is not lost. Perhaps, you'll find a similar accomplishment ratio in your life if you examine your year while there is still time?Resources for Goal Setting and Accomplishment
- Achieve Your Dreams: Six Steps Accomplish Your Goals and Resolutions.
- Beyond Traditional SMART Goals.
- Poll: Why Do Organizations So Often Fail to Meet Their Goals?
Today is Canada Day and I'd like to recognize several of About.com's talented writers who focus on the Canadian scene. Susan Munroe talks about the meaning of Canada Day which marks the anniversary of the Canadian Confederation in 1867 and the birth of Canada as a nation. Susan Ward writes about small business issues in Canada; here are her ideas about the best small businesses to start in 2008.
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