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The Best Is Yet To Come
A new beginning has brought along a new era; with it a bag of mixed emotions, excitement, anticipation, renewal, ambition and revived energy to name a few. Some of us also experience some negative emotions as we enter this era. We feel a fear of anticipation as we don’t know what awaits us; regret that we didn’t do more yesterday; overwhelmed as we get back to work and school routine, or worry that we wont make progress after the 2020 lockdown of the Coronavirus pandemic.
I admit that some of these negative thoughts have crossed my mind and I talked myself out of them. I received a little help when I came across inspiring lyrics of a song “The Best is Yet to Come”, made famous by Frank Sinatra:
You think you have seen the sun, but you aren’t seen it shine
Wait till the warm-up’s underway
And wait till you see the sunshine day
You ain’t seen nothing yet
The best is yet to come
- Frank Sinatra
My message to you including me is simple: if you are a leader of others, you must first lead yourself. If you are an employee, embark on the same journey of the vision of the leader. This starts with having an optimistic view of the future.
Worrying about the future will not do you the slightest bit of good. Just plan for it the best you can, and good things will come your way.
Planning for the future involves visualizing what you want to accomplish by the end of 2020 (in your work and at home), setting goals to help you achieve your positive vision of the future. Here are a few tips to set effective goals:
- Make sure that your goals conform to the SMART goal format: SPECIFIC; MEASURABLE; ATTAINABLE; REALISTIC and TIME-BOUND.
- Use the goal setting form that allows for components of the SMART goal format, attainable goals verses realistic goals.
- What is the difference between attainable and realistic goals?
· Attainable goals, include a plan to achieve them, as the old saying goes “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time”.
· Realistic goals,
· On the other hand, consider likely obstacles you may encounter. When you anticipate likely obstacles and develop contingency plans for these, your goals become realistic.
- Keep the number of goals manageable. Effective goals require some serious thought and enough detail. However, if you have a laundry list of goals, the thought of putting that much effort into writing each one may be to be overwhelming and may deter you from finishing them. Establish absolute priorities for the remainder of this year and focus on three to five most important goals.
- Block off time in your calendar right now to think about, create and formally record your 2020 goals. Try your best to complete the recording of the goals, that you have set.
- Set a reoccurring monthly calendar appointment to review your goals and measure your progress to date. You are far more likely to accomplish your goals if you discipline yourself to review them regularly. This is how you continue to keep your eye on the ball.
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
I wish you the absolute best for the remainder of 2020. I honestly believe that the “Best is Yet to Come” for you and me and that you ain’t seen nothing yet .
Look at yourself and say
- What can I achieve?
- What am I willing to try?
- Do you I have the courage to try?
Remember, Every Day your Internal Thoughts, Guarantees your absolute Life Solutions
EDIT your GOALS by asking yourself:
- Where am I Right Now?
- Why am I here?
- Where do I want to be in a month’s time; 3 months and so on?
- What can I do to change my direction?
- How can I change my situation?