Checking in Mid-Year

achievement business advice employee motivation goal setting personal growth self-evaluation self-reflection Jun 04, 2024
Jody Holland Training & Speaking | Leadership
Checking in Mid-Year

We are entering the halfway point of the calendar year, and that means it’s time to evaluate where we started, where we’re currently at, and where we’re headed in business. There are many advantages to having checkpoints throughout the year, and the middle-of-the-year review is very important for one’s success. It helps determine if the organization needs to take a new direction or continue down the same path.

As a team, take a look at what has been working and what hasn’t, and then determine what is worth the effort and what should be put to bed. This must be an objective process. It’s often difficult to let go of some of our projects because we care about them, but it’s better in the long-run to leave behind the things that are dragging us down. This clears up more time for what’s important and what will benefit the organization as a whole.

This is also a great time to evaluate how well your teams work together and decide if they need additional support or team-building. A cohesive team leads to a successful team. That does not mean they always have to agree with one another, but it is important to establish effective communication strategies and build trust among team members.

You can also have this mid-year review in regard to your personal life. What were the goals that you set for yourself at the beginning of the year, and what still needs to be accomplished? Are you proud of how far you have come? Investing time and energy into your personal growth is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself.

By the middle of the year, we sometimes find ourselves dragging our feet. Your motivation has to outweigh your resistance in order for you to succeed, so may need to reignite your motivation. What drives you at work and at home? Focus on that motivator and use it to propel yourself forward. It may be your family, saving up for a vacation, building professional relationships, developing yourself daily, etc. Whatever it may be, you have to be intentional about maintaining your motivation throughout the year.

During the month of June, reflect on your year so far and strive to become the best version of yourself you can be moving forward. You are in control of your beliefs, which create your thoughts, and your thoughts produce actions, which then lead to outcomes. If you want to experience new outcomes, work on shifting your beliefs about the challenge in front of you.


-Meghan Slaughter

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