Coach’s Challenge for November 12, 2006
Good day, team,
At this time of year, I meet with my accountant, and it’s always interesting to see what I’ve achieved, both professionally and personally. Now is a good time to take stock of what you’ve accomplished based on the goals you set for this year.
You might begin with questions like these:
1) What goals did I set for myself in the first quarter of 2006?
2) What curve balls were thrown at me that required me to take a different direction and have I been able to fit those changes of direction into my original goals?
3) What have I learned this year and how has it helped me?
4) What people have I met and worked with who have had a significant impact on me?
5) How many of the goals that I set for myself professionally and personally have I met?
By asking these questions, we can see where we are and who we have become. They also give us clues to the new goals we’d like to set for the coming year.
Your challenge this week is to review where you stand in regard to your goals for 2006. If you have a year-end performance review coming up, it’s particularly important to read what suggestions were made for your improvement and to see what actions you’ve actually taken. Maybe someone suggested you take a type of training that you had completely forgotten about: Is there still time to do so? There are six weeks left until the end of the year, and you might be able to fit in that last action that helps you meet your annual goals.
We can all be more successful if we take the time to consider what we want to achieve and set some definite goals for what we want to accomplish. Often just the energy that we summon to aim for a particular goal gives us a leg up in achieving it. This is a good time to remember what we intended to do in 2006 and to consider what we want to do in 2007.
Have a great week!