Can you believe how quickly 2016 is flying by?! It seems like just yesterday we rang in the New Year! Now, here we are, almost halfway through the year.

You and I talked a lot about setting goals back in January, both here in The Daily Fix and on our TV/radio shows. Fingers crossed, you took time to write down everything you wanted to accomplish this year. If not, don’t worry! It’s NOT too late!

You may think it’s a little odd to talk about goals and New Year’s Resolutions in JUNE. But I’ve seen too many people get off-track and then never reach their goals… and I don’t want that to be YOU! That’s why today we’re refreshing your vision, refocusing, and taking a second swing at your 2016 goals.

Follow these four keys to either stay on-track… or to get your “derailed train” moving again:

  1. Take a look at your list of goals from January and evaluate where you are right now. This is a time to take an honest look at what you have accomplished so far – and what’s still not done.
    It’s vital to celebrate your accomplishments along the way! If your goal was to cut your Starbucks budget in half, so you went from $20/week to $10/week, then celebrate that accomplishment! Did you reach your goal of increasing your income by 50%? Great job! Celebrate that! Say you have a goal to lose 50 pounds this year, and you have lost 20. You are well on your way! (HINT: Even if you have NOT reached the goal yet, celebrate your progress… to spur you forward to complete your list!)
  2. Prioritize your list. What “must-do” item is still on your list to accomplish before 2016 ends?
    If you had a list of 10 big goals, designed to take you all year to accomplish, it’s unrealistic to think you will accomplish all 10 of them in only six months. In fact, if you set out to do all 10 of them, honestly, you set yourself up for failure. That’s why your MUST prioritize your goals.
  3. Take action! You can hope, plan and prioritize all you want, but unless you take action, you will not accomplish anything.
    Remember, when you make a solid decision – like setting a goal – and take action, you will succeed!
  4. Keep your eyes on the prize. What is your vision? Let your vision push you forward! Remember WHY you’re doing, what you’re doing. When the going gets tough, or you don’t feel like sticking to your goals, keep your vision forefront in your mind.
    Set reminders for yourself. Put a sticky note in your car or on the refrigerator, write it on your bathroom mirror, put a picture on your phone to remind you of your goals. This will encourage and motivate you to take continual action.

Whether this message comes as encouragement to stay on the right track, a reminder to get back on track, or a much-needed wake-up call, I hope these tips help you move toward your goals!

I believe in you, and I can’t wait to hear your recap at the end of the year, where you successfully accomplished everything you set out to do in 2016! Make sure you tell me about your progress, so far… then I can celebrate WITH you!

Now, can you think of five people who could benefit from an extra nudge back onto the right track? It could be your friends, family, church members or coworkers. Go ahead and forward this message to them! (You can send it via email, or just post this link on Facebook and Twitter!)

Then, join me today for The Dani Johnson Show, when we discuss more tips and strategies designed to help you achieve ALL your goals! You can tune in on your TV and radio or you can always stream today’s show right here on our website.

In great faith,

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