When people are not held accountable for their performance or lack of performance, they mistakenly think they are doing okay, even though their credibility is suffering. Many busy professionals have a hard time achieving personally important goals because they do not hold themselves responsible for results.
You might be at a crossroads in your life; looking for a new job, struggling with your role at work, facing a change in an important relationship, or perhaps you now realize the great goal you have been working on no longer applies, but you do not know how to adjust.
What would it feel like to actively work on fulfilling a great meaningful goal instead, of wishing your time away? How long have you promised yourself you’ll work on your personal goals, yet you still haven’t gotten started?
Consider the following questions.
- Are you where you want to be financially?
- Is your career going as you had planned?
- Are you happy with the current state of your health?
- Are you pleased with and fulfilled by the relationships in your life?
- Have you created enough time in your schedule to pursue your hobbies?
- Are you regularly increasing your education, either formally or informally?
- Are you satisfied with the contributions of time, treasure or talent you’re making to the community of your choice?
- Are you continually improving?
For each question you answered no, what’s your reason?
Is it because of outside forces?
Have you been victimized?
Are you blaming someone else, or do you accept 100% responsibility?
Are you ready to tackle your biggest challenge to future success, which is probably you?
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