If you are like me, you wonder where the first half of the year went.
Thoughtful reflection will answer the question. We likely did our work, we went to a number of meetings, we spent some time with the family, we talked on the phone, we received and sent countless email messages, we met some new people, we may have let some people go … time flew.
How are we doing on achieving our goals?
When speaking to a small group recently, I asked them about how they were performing against their goals. Not their business goals, but their personal goals. Much to my surprise, the majority of them had none.
I was thinking to myself, how do you not have goals? How do you go through the last six months without striving for something (other than work related) to achieve? After probing the issue further, I discovered there wasn’t much there.
To help reinforce my point, I share this quote from Benjamin Mays, an American activist and Baptist Minister; “The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.”
My leadership tip for you this week is to establish at least three new personal goals to achieve during the second half of the year.
While staying on top of your strategies and actions to help you achieve your business goals, it would be fantastic for you to rally around some personal goals as well. Give yourself something to get excited about.
Not sure where to start with personal goals? Think;
- Personal Development.
- Drop a Habit.
- Develop a Habit.
- Develop New Skill.
- Take on a Challenge.
- What will get you excited?
Setting personal goals will give you additional purpose and a direction to focus on.
Achieving any goals, gives you a great deal of satisfaction, fulfillment and self-worth. Which are qualities all leaders should possess.
The second half of the year will soon be over, don’t miss this opportunity to accomplish more than the average.