19 Oct What are you asking of you?

“In every study of successful people, the acceptance of personal responsibility seems to be the starting point.”  -Brian Tracy

Through speaking events throughout the country, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of leaders in business, government and non-profit organizations.  As leaders, we advocate for change in the organizations we lead, and that carries over into our personal lives.  It seems many of us are in various states of “transition,” and we often don’t know how to approach the tough questions we’re asking ourselves.  Questions like… What would you regret not fully doing, being, or having in your life?

question_mark_greenLike most things, we trying to balance priorities that seem impossible to balance:

  • Personal
  • Family
  • Health & Fitness
  • Business & Career
  • Financial
  • Education
  • Social

They always seem to be off kilter.  I believe the questions to ask are, Why aren’t you already at your goal?  For whose good to you serve?  When we answer these questions, we can then assess whether our goals and priorities align with our values.

When considering the most important goals in life, think about an ideal situation that provides the type of importance and satisfaction you could work at indefinitely.

What are the obstacles you must overcome to achieve your goal?

What knowledge, information and skills are required to achieve your goal?

Who are the people whose assistance you need, and will hold you accountable for the achievement of your goal?  What can you do to deserve their assistance?

First things first.  What is more important and what is less important?  True discipline is not what we do.  Discipline is what we decide to sacrifice.

How do you articulate your purpose as a cause for others to follow?

Which of your goals would have the greatest impact on your life?  Or… which of your goals would have the greatest impact on the lives of others? 

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~Rumi


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