Remember those goals you set out at the beginning of the year? So this is March, and what have you done?

Yup, welcome to the reality gut-check post – not for the faint-hearted.

After years of setting goals; achieving some and not others, I realized the difference that makes the difference is you must have a way to measure your progress.

We’re coming to the end of March soon, so this is the quarter-year check. If you haven’t already taken some steps towards achieving your goals, here’s the gut-check: it ain’t gonna happen until you start…now.

My Progress Report

Because point 6 of the Life Coach Manifesto is ‘the most important person you coach is you’, I’d better start with my own reality check.

I committed to living this year with courage. One of my goals to help me strengthen my courage was to meet more people, specifically strangers – people who aren’t friends of friends.

In the last 3 months I’ve made a few new friends online, approached 2 (I can count them!) on the bus (where they couldn’t escape muahaha), made casual chit-chat with store assistants, cashiers, waitresses (2 of my fellow coaches will remember the ‘ice-cream incident’ fondly).

Deciding to live courageously also made me overcome my fear of rejection, and I finally submitted my posts to Lifehacker. It led to not 1, but 2 of my posts being mentioned; and traffic and income both exploded.

That led me closer to my goal of making $1000 a month from Life Coaches Blog. While it hasn’t happened yet, that level of success helped me see that it was possible, and it brought me a step closer.

I’ve also been going to the gym every Sunday – not always but close. This is the longest regular commitment I’ve made to the gym, so it’s a nice step.

I’ve also passed my Basic Theory, the first step towards getting my driving license, and booked my Final Theory to be taken in May. Now all that’s left is to get an instructor.

I’ve also been doing little meditations, not as often, but I’m stepping that up a notch too.

Hmm. This is my first look back, and the last 3 months have been shaping up pretty nicely after all.

Act Before You Lose Any More Time

I find we often overestimate what we can do in a day, but underestimate what we can do in a year.

What else do you want to do now, to take your life in a bigger direction?

I know what I have to do is to set more specific plans towards my goals, and to get my organizer back into place – I’ve been letting it slip too far.

We’ve already spent the a quarter of this new year. If we want to make our ambitions happen, it’s now or never.