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Saturday, December 31, 2011

If There's One Thing I Hate...

This post is an excerpt from Dave Tate of EliteFTS's blog.  It really struck a cord with me and I wanted to share it with you all...

Happy New Year!

If there's one thing I hate, it's all the emails asking…"did you reach your goals?" Then they start with..."you now have 365 days to reach your new goal." You know what? NO, I didn’t reach all my goals. I was WAY off on some, exceeded others and by the way, they do not begin and end with the first of the year. They begin when they need to and are met when they have to be met.

A much better question would be, “Are you strong(er) now than last year at this time?” 

This should be asked at any time in regards to any of the roles you fill:

  • Are you a better father/mother now than you were last year at this time?
  • Are you a better husband/wife now than you were last year at this time?
  • Are you a better brother, sister, son or daughter than you were last year at this time?
  • Are you a better leader then you were last year at this time?
  • Have you become better at your craft than you were last year at this time?
  • Are you in better shape, condition, stronger, etc.  physically than last year at this time? 

You can flat-out miss your mark and still become better…strong(er).

Winning and achieving your goals isn’t always what moves us forward, such as the rewards collected along the way. What moves us forward is getting kicked in the butt time and time again and keeping your focus on what’s most important. Many people can obtain their goals EASILY, but completely lose focus as to why or what the purpose was in the first place.

The point is, it’s not the goal that determines if you are better or not. The question is simply, “Are you strong(er)?” If the answer is yes, then you are moving forward. If you are not strong(er), then get ready for the fit to hit the shan (Jini's edit) or be ready to get steamrolled.

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