Jeffrey M. Keefer, Ph.D.
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Mid-Year Check-in and Check-up

by Jul 1, 2019Coaching, Education, Goals, Reflective Practice6 comments

July 1 is the middle of the year, so no better time than the present to look back at what we have accomplished, see what we can learn from it, and determined how that can inform where we take ourselves during the remainder of the year.

So, how successful has your 2019 been? What criteria are you using to determine that?

What can you learn about that? Perhaps you were too ambitious? Not ambitious enough? Unrealistic in what you hoped to accomplish? Unprepared for unexpected challenges? Perhaps your hopes and dreams changed, and as a result your goals followed and you now feel torn?

Hey, we have 6 MONTHS remaining, so let’s learn from what worked / what did not work as we hoped, and make concrete steps for where we want to go next.

No blame.

No guilt.

No woulda, coulda, shoulda.

Live and Learn, and now Learn and Live.

In this same spirit, I have been facilitating an ongoing weekly Article Discussion for Coaching, Teaching, and Learning, and this will be the focus of today’s discussion. We will be looking at the brief (and helpful!) article 4 Steps to Reset Your Goals for the Second Half of the Year, and see how we can together make something out of it to help us move forward. All are welcome!!

 

6 Comments

  1. Bere

    Great article, Jeffrey! July 1 is really the New Year for the second half of 2019. There’s still a lot of time to accomplish what we wanted to get done this year.

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    • Jeffrey Keefer

      Thanks for that helpful reframing of the year, Bere. Really helpful way of thinking about it in a refreshed manner.

      Reply
  2. Scott Maderer

    Jeffery, I love the idea of a mid-year review. This is a huge part of being on track for the year. I often find that I need to reset some of my goals and refocus at this point in the year. Thanks for reminding me.

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    • Jeffrey Keefer

      Thanks for the feedback, Scott. So often our lives move on and our goals do not keep up, so glad this resonated!!

      Reply
  3. Nathan Sudds

    Love this part a LOT Jeffrey!

    “…so let’s learn from what worked / what did not work as we hoped, and make concrete steps for where we want to go next.

    No blame.

    No guilt.

    No woulda, coulda, shoulda.

    Live and Learn, and now Learn and Live.”.

    We always hear about the ‘Live and Learn” part but not so much focus on taking what we’ve learned and LIVE even more with it.

    In these situations I always think about Byron Katie’s “Loving what is” where she says “When we argue with reality, we lose. But only 100% of the time” 😛

    Looking back with curiosity like this we give ourselves a chance to embrace what is, learn from it and move forward based inr reality and that’s where we’ll be most successful.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    • Jeffrey Keefer

      Thanks for the feedback and thoughts on this, Nathan. Really helpful. I like the notion of live and learn, though challenge the notion that we really do not bring any value to anybody, including ourselves, if that learning does not in some way extend into improving our lives in some way . . .

      Reply

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