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Get your ISH together: Evaluate and keep it moving

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So you've stuck it through. Your ish is finally coming together or... maybe it's not. After sticking it out for some time, being consistent and working on your ish. It's finally time to review that ish and see what's happening. This calls for an evaluation.

In therapy I evaluate my clients. I've already established what metrics to use and what it will look like if my client is successful. During evaluations I'm not only evaluating our progress but how my interventions are working to even help the client. I need to see on my end if things are working in conjunction with the client.

Very similarly when we evaluate our progress we need to ask ourselves are a few things.

Get your ISH together: The struggle

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So you've you picked your one ish to work on. And you've broken down some short term goals and some metrics to measure for progress (am I sounding to clinical?) You've basically have some sort of plan on how you'll do it and what to look for as progress.

You get up the next day and you're full of energy. You're eager and motivated to start this new thing. A week later, you're going strong, proud of yourself and loving it. About two weeks in, you'll wake up one day...and just won't feel it. You won't be motivated, you've lost your mojo, and the only thing that interests you is possibly going back to whatever ish you were doing before making this change.

What happened?

Get your ish together: the Beginning

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So here we are so close to 2018...and if 2017 looks like a blur of what happened, how did that happen and 'mmm kay'. Perhaps your 2017 looked much like this comic strip I reference to many of my clients.


Perhaps if this is also, indeed, how your 2017 can be summarized, this series of getting your ish together might help to give you a step towards making some real change in 2018.