Quick Tip Wednesday: 5 Review Questions to Check Your Goal Progress

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Today I’m sharing my 5 questions that I use during my monthly, quarterly and annual reviews. These questions help me to check in with my goal progress to see if I’m on track or if I need to pivot.

  1. What victories or accomplishments did I achieve in the previous month? These can be goals or projects successfully completed, life events or milestones, and of course happy memories.
  2. What was planned that I failed to start or were left incomplete? Think goals, projects, scheduled events, habits or routines.
  3. What roadblocks to productivity did I face last month? For my Franklin Planner peeps think quadrants 3 and 4. Things like external interruptions or other people’s priorities, lack of self-accountability, or fire drills. Stephen Covey goes in to detail about this in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
  4. What insight can I take away from these roadblocks to learn how to plan better for the future? Refer to what was written in question 3.
  5. What in progress or new projects do I want to work on this month? For me this includes house projects, annual chores, birthdays, holidays and our anniversary. Anything that requires multiple steps becomes a project. David Allen goes in to detail about this in his book Getting Things Done.

Quick Tip Wednesday: Family List

Select a place that your family can use to let you know what they are about to or have completely run out of (body wash, deodorant, pencils, edge control, etc). It doesn’t have to be an entire family command center, it can be a simple magnetic list pad from the grocery store or dollar tree that you attach a pen/pencil to and stick to the refrigerator. Make it easy to find and simple to use. Grab it before you make your grocery list and add these items to your list.