“Action is the foundational key to all success.” Pablo Picasso
It is the fourth quarter…already! How are you doing with those goals that you set for yourself and/or your organization at the start of 2018? If you are like many of us…not as well as you intended. But here is the good news…you still have time to take steps towards achieving your goals. If you start today…even if it is just one priority goal in this last quarter…you might be surprised that your desired outcome is not that far from reach.
Here is the key: Keep in mind, as you move ahead, that just because you are taking action, you are not necessarily achieving. Busy does not equal productive. Activity is not necessarily accomplishment. It is always important, especially during this time of year, to prioritize what you want to accomplish. Prioritizing requires that you think ahead, identify what is most important, identify your next best steps and see how everything fits into the overall vision.
Ready to take action that moves you closer to your goals? Ask yourself this:
What is required? What must I do that nobody can or should do for me?
What gives the greatest return? Work in your areas of greatest strength. Is there something you are doing that can be done just as well by someone else? If yes, delegate it.
What brings you the greatest satisfaction? Life is too short to not do the things you enjoy. What energizes you?
Today, I challenge you to spend time on the things that pass the Required, Return, Satisfaction test above. Leadership is about action. It is the fourth quarter friends…
Time to Prioritize and Act.
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