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As I updated both my LinkedIn and Facebook profiles, expecting the inevitable cascade of well-wishing messages encouraging me on my new role, I couldn’t help but think back to a time when my career change was not so enticing. I remember a time not that many years ago when I transitioned my career in a different direction and it did not work out so well, as a matter of fact, I chalk that time up as my $250,000 MBA in business.
By now, if you have followed any of my writing, you know Goals are important. At this point you can’t even fathom how much you have heard that statement from me. Goals are the foundation of all new challenges we take on, they are the basis for all personal growth, they bring about and help determine where you are with your progress, and most importantly, they are determined, or at least signed off on by you, if you do them correctly.
Most people out there approach each day with the best of intentions at making each day the most productive day possible, every day, myself included. But practically speaking, it doesn’t happen too often. Meanwhile, you see or hear of that overachieving peer or competitor of yours, waking up at early morning hours, and cashing in on the extra time they gain. Moving easily through the afternoon hours, crushing the day on key projects, getting their work outs in, eating right, and even finding time to be on committees and other networking opportunities. Then they can finish off the day early to attend key family functions, being the parent that never misses anything, or the spouse that does amazing things for their significant other.
How do they have that energy? Where do they find the time to do all these things? Who can possibly be so perfect and do everything that they know they should do every day? What do they know that you don’t? Why can’t you figure these things out and get more done? What is their secret?
If you picked up on the typo in the title, then likely you also caught the reference to one of my favorite movies, “The Pursuit of Happyness” with actor Will Smith. The pun is intended to capture your attention and remind us that the pursuit of Happyness is just that, a pursuit. However, it doesn’t have to be a pursuit in vain. Happiness is often alluded to as a place where everything is perfect, a euphoric place where everyone is just happy. Well, I am here to tell you that place doesn’t exist, sorry to burst your bubble.
Last week, I wrote a blog reminding everyone that as of April 1st, we were officially 25% of the way into 2018 and I asked each of you to assess where you were with your goals for this year. Now that you have taken time to consider where you are and how your goals are coming along, I thought I would share with you where I am at for my goals for 2018. In full transparency, I am going to share what I started with and how things have progressed since the beginning of the year.
Can you believe it, it feels just like yesterday my wife and I were sitting at home on New Year’s Eve drinking our traditional bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, watching the ball drop, and trying to stay up until midnight. Three months have passed, and the year is cranking along, we are now officially over 25% of the year completed. So, with an opening like that, where do you think my article is going today? Yep, you guessed it, time to talk about where you are with your goals…