It’s 8:25 am on December 28th and I’ve been up for 3 hours contemplating what my goals for 2015 should be. I usually set personal and professional goals and write them down and put them in an envelop and send them to myself to be reviewed at the end of the year. I’ve been doing this for many years and I love this because in my mind I am holding myself accountable. The goals I write are for me and sometimes I don’t meet all of them but they show me where my priorities lie and where my life has room for improvement. I encourage you to do this exercise with me and think of a few goals both personally and professionally that you have and mail them off to yourself tomorrow.
In my continual search for insight and knowledge from other professionals, I am reading a great book called, “The One Thing” by Jay Papassan and Gary Keller. They totally say achieving balance is impossible and it creates frustration and mediocrecy. As I read this book and hear their points and reflect on my own life, I tend to believe them. For so long I’ve prided myself on work life balance and juggling them both can be exhausting and take it’s toll on you. This year I am focusing on being better than mediocre and focusing on excelling and achieving the goals I set and realizing life might be out balance for a bit in my effort to achieve these new levels of excellence and I give myself permission ahead of time so that I don’t beat myself up when others may challenge me or try to unintentionally derail me from my goals.
So in setting your goals think of yourself and being the best that you can be.
Wishing you personal and professional happiness and success in 20015.
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Written by Mary Killelea