“Ultimately, each person chooses whether he comes out of the tumbler crushed or polished.” Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
Success in life, whether abundant or lacking, 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 priority goals and what matters most! A priority focused mindset homes in on significant goals to propel us into growth, expanding our boundaries beyond the comfort zone of the status quo. The motivation these meaningful goals provide, get us out of the rut of the mechanical routine. Priority goals sustain our focus on the plans and decisions made to achieve them, anchoring our commitments, in spite of the whirlwind and overwhelm from everything else going on in life.
What goes into successfully designing and executing these priority goals becomes the catalyst for progressive growth into our realm of power and confidence generating ripples into waves of positive influence and impact.
It’s the process of transcending obstacles, challenges, and circumstances by planning, anticipating, perceiving and responding differently to them and disruptions of change. Transcendence and growth from pursuit of significant goals, is not a one-time event on a smooth sailing sea, but involves harnessing our internal motivation, determination, persistence, and courage muscles into action towards achieving goals that matter.
The obstacles transcended, the continual growth and culminated success is a by-product of our growth and development on the journey towards our best self, in pursuing the goals we set for what really matters. It’s in actualizing our potential through experience, going beyond the routine of the status quo, using all our skills, talents, knowledge and experience, to stretch a bit more, into our ultimate best. It is the continual and deep engagement with our best self that propels us off the treadmill of life ruts towards engaging with what matters most.
“Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one’s origins and one’s final achievement…” Michael Korda