When an airplane takes off, it is said the plane is only on course 5% of the time. The other 95% is spent correcting its course and fighting wind, turbulence and everything else in the way. The same can be said for our own careers and resolutions. The day to day demands sometimes set us back or all together hinder our efforts in the goals we set. If our work demands long weeks to get it done, it makes it difficult to make it to the gym or to go to a networking meeting. However, when we make attainable and measureable goals a priority, (like after several weeks of working out and eating healthy), we begin to have some successes.
As another New Year approaches, I am beginning to think about New Year’s resolutions. Every year people flock to gyms and start the New Year’s resolution to lose weight or to get healthy. After several months and the day to day rigors of life, we often forget or stop the effort to reach our goals. During a recent workshop, we spent time discussing goals for the New Year. Here are some questions to ask yourself and try to make good decisions around:
When writing goals, try to have both personal and business goals. Both areas are very important to our work and life balance, and with a little direction, can be attained.
If you have any thoughts or would like to discuss this topic, please feel free to contact me.
Craig is the primary facilitator at Priority Learning, he is responsible for conducting an array of leadership series offered and consulting assignments from communications to team development in organizations ranging from the service industries to finance, manufacturing and more. Having extensive experience at balancing the business needs with the wants and desires of people are Craig's strongest assets.