It's Not How You Start, It's How You Finish
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are forced to change ourselves," Viktor E. Frankl
In a few short weeks we will be into the fourth quarter of 2020. The final stretch of the year. In business, we measure our success by quarterly reports. What if we measured our happiness or personal growth by financial quotas?
There's no arguing that 2020 has been one heck of year. Much of what we all have endured has been totally out of our control. But, it's not how you start, it's how you finish that matters. I don't think that there has ever been a year where this statement, has been truer. Coaches of competitive sports can often be heard in locker rooms or on the sidelines telling the players that despite being double-digit points down, they could make a comeback in the fourth quarter.
I'm your coach and I'm telling you the same. You can make a comeback in the fourth quarter! Take the next week or so and establish YOUR "personal" fourth quarter goals. .
First, where do you want to be mentally...resting and sleeping well? Not spending hours crying during the week or worrying about the condition of the world?
Secondly, where do you want to be spiritually? Are you connected to a higher power? How much time are you spending in nature taking a walk or sitting at the lake? Do you practice meditation to to center yourself regularly?
Next, do you need to add more physical activity to your day, or eat cleaner, healthier meals?
Think about that project that you've put off starting or completing. Is there a book, blog or podcast idea in you? What about that side gig? Has it withered on the vine? No worries, it can all be revived in the fourth quarter, but first you have to set your goals and the steps you need to take to make it all happen. Celebrate with every accomplishment. Recognize every success no matter the size.
Wake up with a grateful heart and a purposeful mind. And, remember...it's not how you start, it's how you finish, so let's cheer each other onto the finish line and FINISH STRONG!
I've included a worksheet to help you outline your goals.