How To Re-Evaluate Your Goals From Last Year

With this year coming to an end it is so important to look back at your year so you can learn from it and improve your next year. And one of the best ways to do that is to look at the goals you set at the beginning of the year and then for the ones you didn’t accomplish or want to grow on for next year. So we are going to talk about how to re-evaluate your goals from last year!

By learning how to re-evaluate your goals from last year you are going to be more likely to actually achieve your dreams. Because you can determine where you went wrong and how you can adjust those mistakes.

I also have a video on this if you want to hear me chat more and give some additional tips! You can watch the video on YouTube here.

How to re-evaluate your goals from last year

If you are committed to bettering yourself and your life next year then keep reading for these essential goal evaluation tips!

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How To Re-Evaluate Your Goals From Last Year!

The 4 steps for re-evaluating goals:

How to re-evaluate goals

Step 1) Find your original goals from the beginning of the year.

The first step for re-evaluating those goals is to find the original list.

I always recommend writing down (or printing out) your goals and literally hanging them on the wall somewhere you see daily. Like your bathroom or closet!

But if you didn’t do that then go digging through the notebook or phone notes you put your beginning of the year goals in. It’s important when evaluating your goals to know exactly what your goals were and how you worded them at the beginning of the year.

Also, I do recommend considering a goal planner like this one for next year if you struggle with sticking to goals!

Step 2) Look at what your goal plan was.

The next step for re-evaluating your goals is to really look at what your goal plan was.

If you mad e a detailed step by step goal plan then there is a much higher chance you achieved your goals and if you didn’t achieve them then your new plan will be different.

But if you look back and realize your goal plan wasn’t detailed and filled with actionable steps then the next step will be a lot easier for you.

Step 3) Be honest with yourself about where you went wrong.

We are going to break this down into 2 scenarios: you didn’t have a detailed game plan and if you did have one.

So you didn’t have a detailed game plan?

Then this is definitely where you went wrong. Your goal setting game plan needs to be filled with actionable steps. So use a goal planner and make daily, weekly, and monthly actionable habits and steps for helping you achieve your goals during the next year.

Having detailed steps is so essential for actually achieving your annual goals!

But what if I did have a detailed game plan?

There are a few things that could have gone wrong still so I recommend going back and looking at your steps.

Were your actionable steps attainable? Were you realistic?

Did you try to achieve too many goals and didn’t have time to achieve them all?

Or were your steps not actually actionable? Were they still too vague?

You just really need to be honest with yourself when you look over your plan about whether you had enough steps and if you actually did the steps you had written down.

Step 4) What reasonable adjustments can be made to a new game plan?

The final step is to make adjustments and create your new game plan.

I recommend using all the knowledge and life skills you have learned this year to write a new goal plan. You can use your last one as a general outline but it’s important when re-evaluating goals to make a fresh game plan.

You can also then take the things you learned from the last step about where you went wrong and incorporate what you learned from that step to help you actually achieve your goals next year.

What to do if you didn't achieve your goals

I know that it isn’t always fun to go back and re-evaluate goals from last year that you didn’t achieve.

But learning to actually achieve goals and make efficient goal setting plans is one of the best ways to improve your life! So take the time to re-evaluate your goals and set new and fresh goal plans.


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