The thought of reaching this point on the calendar can be daunting, no matter how you word it, “3rd Quarter” or “Halfway Through the Year.”
The team is worried if they will have time to reach their overall annual goals, and the boss is cheering them on to stay motivated and crush it. Isn’t this what you should have done in the first two quarters? If you did, great, but can you keep it up? If you’ve fallen behind, you need to kick it in gear to catch up so that your overall numbers come together.
When reality hits and you have dipped below your target, don’t fall into the trap of freezing to the point of not taking action.
There ARE steps you can take to get back on track – there’s still time.
Suppose you need to “catch up.” Consider this your cue to swoop in like Superman and make this quarter count. Sometimes all it takes is an attitude adjustment, and even if you’re not feeling it, you can “fake it until you make it.”
When you do that, without worrying about all the other stuff, it will rub off until you’re actually in the zone of accomplishing your goals.
Give Yourself Constructive Criticism
Hit the Ground Running
What's In It for Me
- Monetary bonus
- More paid vacation
- Increase in salary or commission
Some organizations will not necessarily provide something tangible at year’s end, and for many, it may be a part of the upfront agreed-upon expectations for someone in your role. The most valuable takeaway is the pride you feel from living up to your performance promise.
Steer Clear of Negativity
Remain True to Your Boundaries
and Move Faster
This is not a product endorsement,
but a situation example.