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