Did you achieve your goals in January? Did you set any? Don’t worry if you said no to either, many people, including myself, failed to set goals for last month. Measuring your progress monthly is important to make sure that you’re on track or consider what you need to change.

When you’re setting goals, it’s easy to get caught up in the outcome of the weight you want to lose, the time you want to run a marathon etc. It’s a bit like leaving the house to go somewhere and only focusing on that place rather than the route you’re going to take to get there.

You need to break that goal down into actionable steps and monthly targets so that you have regular feedback. You need to know if we’re actually making progress or going round in circles, making the same mistakes as last year.

The journey to success isn’t always a clear path, there’s always something that will come up challenge you. It’s how you overcome these challenges that determine your chances of success.

I’ve just reviewed my own running goals here and thought it would be good to pass on the questions so you can review your own goals. Here are the questions:

What have you achieved so far?

What have you done well?

What have you not done so well?

What have you learned?

What can you do to make February better and continue to make progress?

Answering these questions were interesting for me. What struck me was that I found it hard to pick out the things I did well with. Another learning for me is to celebrate the good as well as pick out the not so good.

Over to you now.

What are your answer to the questions?

What are your goals for February?

I’d love to know your answers to the questions so hit reply to this post or email me here and tell me about them.