Jan 28, 2020 | by Cindy Sullivan
Many of us have spent these first weeks in January considering goals and projects we intend to accomplish in the coming year. There is often a lot of momentum and excitement to see those plans to fruition. In addition to identifying those goals and determining what steps you need to make them happen, there is another question that can prove beneficial - What speed bumps might you encounter along the way? You know, those annoying spots in the road that slow down your progress and keep you from moving at full speed?
While you are in the planning stages, ask yourself questions so you can be prepared when it feels like those goals are slowing down or something happens to put them on hold. These issues can act as speed bumps that hinder accomplishing your goals but they need not stop you altogether. Asking them early in the process means you may need to slow down but there will still be power to get over them. Some things to consider:
These questions can give you food for thought but you may think of others. The important thing is to broaden your plans around your goals and projects to include thoughts on how to progress over the speed bumps. Many goals and projects have ended when people view these speed bumps as chasms. You need not have all the answers - but having thought them through may help you distinguish the un-crossable gap from that which just slows you down
Cindy B Sullivan is a Time Management Consultant and Certified Professional Organizer. She offers consulting, coaching, and training to help busy people be more productive. Take her 6 Pillars of Time Management Assessment to identify your productivity gaps. Free Consultations are available. Contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-406-5436.