I have a ritual I invoke at the start of each month. I assess my progress, review my accomplishments, and congratulate myself on what worked. That’s the simple part. Next, I determine where I fell short and devise ways to fix underperforming areas. Then I sweep it away.
Turning the calendar means a clean slate and an opportunity to start again. But a do-over isn’t a free pass, and I hold myself accountable by rescheduling unfinished tasks. Learning from my failures, I let them guide me, and they have taught me valuable lessons. My mistakes point out miscalculations, errors, and places for improvement.
Dissecting my shortcomings allows me to make course corrections, adjust my workflow, and I get another chance to be better. The one thing I keep in mind as I establish my new schedule is my past performance is not an indicator of future outcomes. Instead, I do my best to set myself up to outperform last month’s wins.
How do you approach a new month?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer