Raising the level of your leadership

Hitting The Mark In 2013

2013 is only four days away. Are you ready? Here are a few suggestions that will help you.

#1  Have no more than three personal goals for the year. Choose three things that are doable that will really make a difference in your life.

#2  Choose one goal that is primary—an “if-I-only-get one-thing-done” goal, this is it.

#3  Plan (something that can be measured) in detail for January through March. It is important to get off to a good start. In late March, plan for April through June, and so on.

#4  Make sure you have an accountability mechanism. Post your plan on the refrigerator (my way) or give it to a friend who won’t say “don’t worry about it” if you begin to slip.

Remember these principles:

Erwin McManus—“Living in the past is an enemy of the future.”
Don’t let past failures keep you from trying again.

Chinese Proverb—“If you don’t change direction, you’ll end up where you are headed.”
Nothing will change without change.

John Maxwell—“You don’t have to be great to start; but you have to start to be great.”
2013 is as good a time as any to start. Why wait?

Tom Landry—“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”
It won’t just happen. You need a plan.

 Best wishes for a great 2013. I’m pulling for you to hit the mark—dead center!

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 © Copyright 2012 by Dick Wells, The Hard Lessons Company

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