It’s that time of year again! We are going to make ourselves all sorts of promises, both at work and at home! We will eat better. We will get organized. We will structure our day differently. We will be productivity geniuses! We are going to be kinder, get stronger, and become enlightened! We are going […]
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, […]
Another fourth quarter has kicked off in both my busy personal and professional life! Therefore, I’ve started to reflect on what the fourth quarter has meant in the past and what lessons I’ve learned that are worth remembering for this year. Here’s what I came up with: If you are just now thinking about how your […]
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?
It was the great Ken Blanchard who said “None of us is as smart as all of us,” which inspires an important question. How do you leverage combined brain power in a way that accelerates your success?