Yes, it’s that time of the year again. It’s the time when we make resolutions and set goals for ourselves for the New Year. I thought it would make sense to give you my thoughts about this topic, because so much of my interaction with clients and others focuses on setting goals and identifying objectives for improvement. I also spend a lot of time thinking about my own goals. I would be interested in your ideas about this topic, so just send me a response to this newsletter with your comments and pointers of your own if you have any. If I get a good response, I could incorporate these into a future newsletter (with attribution, of course).
I’ve resolved to make my newsletters shorter
(well, not much shorter) so that’s all for now.
If I have one final bit of advice, it is this. Resolve
now to make your goals more precise and measurable.
Endeavour to drop vague intentions to correct mistakes
and perceived weaknesses. Resolve to build on your
successes and to focus 80 per cent of your efforts
on the 20 per cent of your character that represents
true strength. As consultant Alan Weiss says, “the
secret of life is success, not perfection.”