Some deep questions......I know. But these questions are meant to stimulate your way of thinking. To evaluate your patterns of everyday life. To ponder the thoughts & the decisions you make that can either make you or break you. To make the necessary changes for personal and professional improvement. They're meant so that you can reflect on what you can do to live a better, healthier and happier life.
If you haven't already done so, make your "plan of attack", as I like to call it, for the day, for the week, for the month and for the year.
Use SMART goals:
- Specific - Is the objective precise & well defined? Is it clear? Can you understand it?
- Measurable - How will you know when the task has been completed? What evidence is needed to confirm it? Have you stated how you will judge whether it has been completed or not?
- Attainable - Is it within your capabilities? Are there sufficient resources available to enable this to happen? Can it be done at all?
- Realistic - Is it possible for you to perform the objective? How sensible is the objective in the current business context? Does it fit into the overall pattern of your work?
- Time - Is there a deadline? Is it feasible to meet this deadline? Is it appropriate to do this work now? Are there review dates?
One of the key elments for success is to envision end goals and developing the proper steps to get there. In doing so, be sure to note the small steps/goals and preceed them with the larger ones that follow. It's one thing to look at a mural from afar, it's another thing to paint it. We have to start small from the inside and work our way out to "see the bigger picture".
Another significant element is that YOU MUST HAVE FAITH! I cannot stress this enough.
- Have faith in your sense of integrity by doing the right thing each & every day.
- Have faith in your mental & physical abilities and believe that you will improve your mind and body each and every day than the day before. Hit the ground running with both feet - it's FULL THROTTLE ahead and no looking back!
- Have faith in your tenacity & believe in the fact that you're tough enough to finish strong, not matter the obstacle or challenge that lay before you. Finish what you started and give it you undivided attention & focus. Get it done and be tenacious in doing so!
- Have faith in your courage, will & determination to face and confront your fears head on - as long as your faith & belief is strong, you will conquer & prevail!
- Have faith in your spiritual thirst and quench it by having time for reflection and meditation. Thirst is one of the most powerful spiritual symbols in all of scripture. As dehydration draws the whole of our physical being to a longing for water, a spiritual void will draw our spirits into a search for deeper meaning for our lives.
Remember.....minor setbacks are opportunities for major comebacks! BRING IT all day, every day! Here's to making 2010 a Year of Accomplishments!
Onward we go......