Have you reached the goals you set for yourself long ago? Are you currently living the life you thought you would be living at this stage in both your personal and professional life? If not, have you taken an honest to goodness reality check? Have you had that serious internal conversation and asked why you have not achieved those goals or milestones you set for yourself? If not, what is holding you back or why haven’t you proceeded down the path that you might have dreamed of as a child or young adult?
For me it wasn’t until I reached the age of 40 before I did an honest reality check, when I took the time to have that internal conversation where I then realized I wanted more for myself and my family. I will admit that even though I realized I needed to make changes in my life the changes did not happen overnight, but rather they happened over time and continue to happen. The key is to periodically perform a reality check to ensure you are progressing toward your goals. As I have stated in many of my previous blogs you have to continue evaluating who you are, where you are, and where you would like to go.
The reason I continue to stess self-evaluation is because I want everyone reading this blog to realize their full potential and the way you are able to do that is by evaluating your current state frequently. This approach also reinforces the idea of having some type of development plan to assist you in achieving your goals. If you are interested in creating a development plan please refer to an earlier blog on my website.
If you have not done so in a while, I challenge you to take a look deep down inside and conduct a reality check to see if you are progressing at a steady pace or whether or not you are in the place you thought you would be at this point in your life. If while doing the self-evaluation exercise you realize you are not where you want to be, make plans to do something about your current situation and move forward.
Reality Check; Do It!!
Dr. Joseph E. Hamlett