As we approach the half-way point of this year, it’s a good time to take stock as to how you’re doing on your game plan.
Are you on track? Are you making consistent progress? Are the goals you set earlier in the year still relevant? Do you know what’s working, what isn’t and what you need to change?
These questions—and more—are important to address in order to get back on track, make new plans and recommit to our most important objectives.
Have you ever written out your ideal life? If you’re serious about designing, creating and living your best life, this is a truly valuable exercise. I wrote my first “Ideal Life” description nearly 30 years ago. And I’ve made very few substantive changes in it over the years.
In it, I illustrated in vivid and emotional detail how I wanted my finances, security, family, friends and relationships to be. It describes my desires for skills, knowledge, home, health, business, career and spirituality. It’s not so much about goals as it is about vision. It’s a big vision of a big life.
Be on time, every time, for everything.
If you’re chronically late, it’s likely costing you more than you realize. It’s discourteous and inconsiderate to be late for meetings. It inconveniences others and makes you look unorganized, undisciplined, uncaring—or all three.
You may think that some appointments don’t matter as much as others in terms of being on time. But how you do anything is most likely how you do everything. Make a commitment to developing the habit and the discipline to being where you say you will, WHEN you say you will.