Part 6 of the Here We Are series, Live Your Life Out Loud
Today is day #208 of 2010. There are five months or 157 days left in the year to do what you set out to do this year. Where are you so far with your hopes, dreams, plans for the year? It is as good a time as any to reassess, reevaluate, and remind yourself of what it is you want to achieve or accomplish.
First, acknowledge and reward yourself for those things that have been completed. Then analyze the items idling on your list. Are they still important to you or meaningful in your life? If the answer is YES, rewrite them with a new perspective of what you've learned this year; write a "how you can get it done now" plan beside each item.
Second, if the answer is NO, but you don't want to give up on the item, don't feel pressure; instead, take the time to think about why it wasn't done. If it is still possible and probable that you can do it, rewrite it and decide "how you can get it done" on or before the year's end.
Third, if your current circumstances prevent it from happening, it is no longer important to you, or meaningful in your life, admit that this item is a NEVER and cross it off the list. Say, "goodbye, so long, farewell!" This admission with a definitive send off will provide you with a sense of relief. Be happy, you are free of it once and for all.
Keep moving forward from where you are now using these three simple steps. At the end of the year, you will get to where you are going!