“I have a dream…” Martin Luther King Jr turned vision & dream into a goal, turning resolve into a revolution beyond what was the status quo in our country. He demonstrated patience with the understanding that big changes are never an overnight achievement. An enduring legacy to keep striving & working on what matters. As we pay tribute to his lifetime of dedication for what he started – we also recognize there’s still much that still needs changing because it matters. Taking that inspiration on a personal level, our own dream begins with a vision. When that dream is formulated […]
As this year winds down, most of us are experiencing either a sense of pride at the progress and success achieved or pangs of remorse or frustration for falling short from our set goals. At this point you can decide to write off the year or choose to spend remaining time more productively. I plan on pushing a bit harder each day for a stronger close by making the most of every remain moment, as well as laying the groundwork for 2019. I like to approach year’s end by taking time to solidifying a better foundation for next year, looking […]
Identifying and clearly knowing our priorities is of benefit on many levels. First, clear priorities lead to better self-knowledge forming the bedrock of a more satisfying life. In addition, our priorities become a powerful guiding force serving as our internal compass. Priority focus reduces overwhelm by keeping us anchored to what matters most, and minimizes squandering valuable resources to the non-essential. Formulating priorities supported with specific goals clarifies our bigger vision, and orients us in the right direction. When our focus is guided from deeply held values, it infuses our motivation, energy and effort with the conviction of our mission. […]
The foundation for achieving success is in aligning how you spend your time on the daily choices that either support or subvert your dedicated focus on your highest priorities. Research has shown that multitasking is not the best choice for progress on your desired goals. Here are four productivity tips to help you overcome that distraction based fallacy of multitasking, so you can actually accomplish more, while boosting your brainpower and wellbeing with greater focus on those priorities. Set specific times to check incoming e-mail, and turn off the tempting distraction of notifications (yes, including all social media). Identify your […]
From Confucius, “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” , to Nelly’s ‘GO’ lyrics, “…it’s not how you hit the ground, it’s how fast you get back up and go – keep going…” Whether you’re a top leader, an upper-level manager, or just beginning your career, it’s important to realize that in the pursuit of big goals , no one is immune to setbacks and obstacles. They will happen along the way and in varying magnitudes. That realization, in the midst of the agony can shine a light in what feels like […]
“If only the best songbirds sang, the forest would be a very quiet place.” I don’t recall who proclaimed this, but it is so true! In nature birds just do their ‘thing’ and sing. They don’t wait to master the right notes, for the perfect circumstances, nor do they worry about how they will be perceived or judged. So go ahead – follow the pointers from mother nature, pursue your the goals that make your heart sing. It’s your song, give IT voice and wings. Can you feel your spirit soar?
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao-Tzu Charting the course to your goals is more than just reaching the destination to your desired success. Progress and growth need to align with your core values, because values inspire and serve as signposts for what is important to you, driving you on with the meaningful purpose in achievement. Choose wisely the goals you pursue, as they end up orienting you to the person you become! Calibrate your success for stretching into and actualizing your greatest potential!
Do you factor a daily block of time into your schedule for improving your overall wellness? Incorporating cardio, resistance or meditation time on a regular basis infuses each day and all your tomorrows with wonderful vitality and more productivity. A well-maintained and calibrated machine runs more effectively. How are you tending to the fitness of your mind, body and soul of your personal operating system? Taking good care of those domains is not a one-time event; it’s a way of life. A fitness lifestyle does wonders helping you be more effective at achieving all your other life goals! Can you […]
In life, there is one thing that is certain, change is a constant and something is always changing. With the official arrival of summer, we are reminded that seasonal changes and cycles are constant and inevitable. These cycles relate to the rotation of the earth; monthly cycles to the moon; annual cycles to the relative position of the sun and stars. In our own life, we may need to be reminded of our own personal changes and cycles in relation to our environment, relationships, and season in life. Our perception and response to change is often more important than the […]
Our best memories are not made on a cell phone, pc or tackling an endless to-do list. Our best memories are made in face to face moments. Doing what we enjoy, taking time to be with the people we enjoy. It’s about a deliberate pause to decide who and what brings you joy, then making the time to be there! Here’s to making memorable moments this weekend!
“You are successful the moment you start moving towards a worthwhile goal.” Charles Carlson Spring, the season of growth is a perfect opportunity to start the trajectory towards goals that are profoundly important to you, goals that will significantly improve quality of life. The beginning is always the hardest. A rocket ship launching takes tremendous effort and energy. Yet, that first step, the taking of action, however small, will create its own momentum, to scale down any fear as it surface! What goal do you deem ‘worthwhile’ enough to be willing to fight the first of many battles to achieve […]
Getting fanatic about unfinished business on a Friday can be a major motivator for smooth sailing into the following week. There’s huge satisfaction in completing and checking off tasks on the week’s unfinished business list. It’s like clearing out some breathing room on the road to working on your goals and just a bigger allowance of time without the burden of added weight, perpetually awaiting your attention. Here’s a simple three-step approach. First, gather all that remains to be done on a list starting with the most challenging. Next, itemize all you’ll need for taking care of the top, […]
“I have a dream…” MLK | A goal is a dream in progress, with set deadlines as targets to aim for, to keep us moving forward. Goals are the gifts we give ourselves, giving power to the activities that transform us and our world. Life Goals help us improve specific aspects about ourselves, or areas within our life. Achieving our goals helps us score internal points. They are about following through in doing what we identified needs to be done, to attain what we desire. Effective goal setting keep us stretching and reaching towards the vision of what we want […]
Truism: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Questions: 1. If the vision of your goal can be translated into that formula, what would that look like? 2. Are you fully aware how each of the parts contribute to the whole? 3. How will this help you be more engaged, productive and persistent? Answer: A higher level perspective creates not only relevance but crystallizes how the dots connect, creating the ‘whole’!
“Ultimately, each person chooses whether he comes out of the tumbler crushed or polished.” Elizabeth Kübler-Ross Success in life tends to correlate with choices and decisions, the ones we make, the ones we avoid, and the ones we are ignorant about. Indeed, life is full of them. Our personal and professional growth, success and quality of life depends on the level of confidence we have regarding how and what we habitually choose – especially when the inevitable challenges, obstacles or adversity materialize. Welcome to GOALS! The purpose of goal setting and goals is to propel us into growth, expanding our […]