If you had 100 days to make a positive difference in your life what would you do?
- Work to get better at something you’ll need for the future?
- Finally “fix” something that’s been plaguing you or your team?
- Increase your confidence?
- Rally better support?
Hopefully you have something in mind — making a positive difference in your life is a worthwhile goal. And 100 days is all you’ve got if you want to achieve it before the end of the year.
You read that right. There’s only 100 days left in the year, maybe less depending upon when you read this. Use that to your advantage. Have the deadline light a fire under you and get you moving in the direction you want.
Here’s an oversimplified way to start.
It’s 11:59 PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2013; what has to have happened between now and then to make you feel happy with your progress?
Come up with something concrete and within your control. Be bold, but not outlandish. Don’t pick something outside the realm of probability.
Got something in mind? What has to happen before that can happen? Keep working backwards until you discover a small but significant action you can take, preferably today but certainly tomorrow.
Know that there are going to be obstacles; holidays, uncooperative people, poor weather, all things things out of your control. Expect them, but refuse to be deterred by them.
You’ve got 100 days to achieve what you want. Go Get It!