Conferences 101: Reassessing Goals

By: Kelly Smith; Photos by Brooke Dennis and Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit

Okay, so whether you are halfway through the conference or halfway through a project, it is always beneficial to reassess goals.

Here are a few questions to ask and steps to take at the midway point:

  1. Go back and think about what your initial goals were. Then ask yourself a couple questions: Do those original goals still fit my needs? Do I want to continue to pursue my original goals? Am I on the right track to realistically reach my original goals?
  2. Think about where and what you want to accomplish next by asking these questions: What have I been doing that benefits my goals? What have I been doing that distracts from my goals?  What steps can I take to get back on track? 
  3. Make an action plan: Pick one or two new goals that align with the direction you are headed. What are my new goals? What is a realistic timeline to accomplish those goals? What can I do to facilitate these goals?

Want to dig a little deeper? Perfect. Here are a few more articles that will get you thinking about goal setting!

At a Crossroad 

Maintenance 101: Making Progress on Your Goals

Question Patterns to Uncover New Opportunities  

Adaptablibity and Flexibility: Crucial Skills for Success Today 

The Balance Between Reality and Goals


Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.