I heard on the news recently that by early February, many people have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions. Think about that. It only takes five or six weeks for people to toss aside something that they were committed to and excited about and to revert back to the way they used to […]
I often find it exhausting when I consider some of the personal goals I’ve set for myself. Even though I use the SMART Goal creation model, sometimes achieving those goals feels far away. That feeling of, “I’m almost there…not yet, but close” helps me to apply pressure to myself and motivates me to keep going, […]
Happy New Year! It’s 2013 and that means a chance for a fresh start. Do you have your goals written out for 2013? If not, here are a few ways you might get started. Reflect: Look back at 2012 and consider whether you would have done anything differently. Did you meet your 2012 goals? If […]
Early this year I shared seven strategies for sticking to your 2011 commitments. How’s it going for you? I’d give myself a C+. It’s been tough to keep all the balls in the air and stay focused on my 2011 goals (sound familiar?). But April is a great time to check in on your commitments and steer your way back if necessary. There’s plenty of 2011 left to make an impact!
A friend of mine is reading the biography about Bear Grylls, the youngest person to ever climb Mount Everest (at 23!), and recently shared a quote from his book: “Commitment is doing what you said you’d do, long after the mood you said it in has left you.” For me, this quote really captures what separates the best from the rest. How will you keep the fire lit and stay committed to your 2011 goals?
The month is over, a new one is beginning—now what? If you’re in sales, you’ve most likely just come off a very busy week. I’ve always found July to be an incredibly busy month for business.