It is that time of year when we find ourselves naturally looking in two directions: backwards and forwards. This is a healthy perspective.
Think about where you were last year versus where you are this year.
What have you accomplished toward the goals you set? Even if you have made minimal progress, celebrate that progress. Did you fall short of the mark? Likely. Are you ahead of where you were? This is also likely. Take time to celebrate what you have done and learn from what you haven’t done.
Now look forward to next year.
If you are asked that same question next year, how will you respond? The exciting part is, you have time – if you start now – to reach your goals.
One key is to determine your “irreducible minimums,” as discussed in a recent John Maxwell Co. Corporate Solutions article. The article has useful tips for setting a daily minimum goal you can easily attain. Compounded, these small steps can lead to remarkable things. And, once begun, you will tend to go farther and do more than that minimum each day. Irreducible minimums, done consistently, can have amazing results.
Getting started boils down to two questions:
1. What are your goals?
2. What are your irreducible minimums?
As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results.