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  • Writer's pictureEmily White

How To Finish The Year Strong

The end of the year can bring many distractions, pulling us away from our goals, which is why it is important to not just have a plan, but to stick with one.

As the old adage goes, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin.

Whether it be decision fatigue, a busy schedule, or past setbacks, it is easy to want to hurry past the end of the year and look ahead to the next year instead. Don’t give up on your goals just yet! The 4th quarter may have already started, but it is not too late to revisit your goals and finish the year strong.

Don’t fret if you are just now getting started. Refer back to our blog post on Goal Setting & Planning and follow the helpful tips below to take your plan from possible to probable!


  1. Set goals that are specific and measurable. The more specific you can be with a goal, the better!

  2. Focus on the positive. Reframe goals to be positive. For example, rather than “quit smoking,” you would “become a non-smoker.”

  3. Make your goals realistic. Find a balance that challenges you to stretch yourself, while still being achievable before the end of the year.

  4. Seek accountability. Share your goals with someone who can help encourage you and keep you on track.

  5. Set deadlines. Putting timeframes on steps keeps you motivated and moving forward.

There is still time to achieve and exceed your goals!


**Concepts taken directly from The 12 Week Year & The 12 Week Year Workshop by Brian Moran & Michael Lennington as well as Rachel Hollis.


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