In the former Commonwealth countries, today is Labour Day … or May Day as it’s called.
It’s a perfect time to take a few minutes to take stock of where you are with the year. With a third of the year gone, you’ve got enough experience striving towards your theme or goals for the year to make some real adjustments … or perhaps just to enjoy the progress.
The journey towards a goal is often a long one. If the goal was easy we probably wouldn’t need to write it down and make a plan … we would be achieving it in our sleep. So most goals we set, take time and effort. And it’s important that we break up the journey and make sure we’re still on the right road … that the direction is still clear … and of course, also take a few minutes to enjoy the journey itself. I always recommend you plan a few rest stops along the way to do this, and a holiday is a perfect time to do this.
Here are a few questions you can ask yourself at this rest stop.
Recall where you were at the beginning of the year.
What has changed, if anything?
What are you grateful for?
What would you like to be different?
What has been unexpected?
Is there something new you would like to take advantage of?
Are the goals you set at the beginning of the year still relevant?
Would you like to make a switch?
Are you taking enough time off?
Is there anyone you need to thank?
Is there anyone you need to readjust your relationship with?
The interesting thing is that once you’ve taken stock of everything that has happened to date – good, bad, challenging, triumphant – your instinct will take over and you’ll know whether you want to continue with that goal, or not.
So this labor day, take stop of your labor for the past four months and determine where you want to spend the next eight months of your 2015 journey.