Join me. Take a few moments now and then during these odd, wonderful days to:
- Identify your top 3 goals. Keep it to three, so you maximize the probability that you achieve them all. (Covey taught that, if you have more than three goals, you reduce the likelihood of reaching them all. And if you have too many, you won't reach any of them.)
- Let them percolate. Are these truly your highest ambitions? Do other goals arise to win a spot on the list? Keep it to three.
- Make them SMARTY goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely, Yours. (I added "yours," because you want goals that you can attain with relying on someone else's success, so you never blame the failure to meet your goal on others.)
Perhaps this worksheet will help. (Link is http://tinyurl.com/SMARTY2015.)
I'm still percolating. There's time for revision. But here's what I'm looking at right now:
- 60 Vistage Members
Current status: 47 smart, ambitious, effective, joyous executives
- Book published
Current status: writing started with Matt Slaybaugh
- Climb to bottom of Grand Canyon (and back up)
Current status: booked trip for November; MAT and training at Fitness Matters
What are your goals?