,Do you ever feel like you’ve done all the right things, but feel like you’re having a difficult time finding purpose? Have you ever gotten derailed and feel your normal focus isn’t there? Don’t worry - even the best of leaders can hit this plateau every now and then. When you feel like you’re stuck, many times it’s a call for reflection - time to take a step back and assess the current situation to see if you’re moving in the right direction toward your goals. An assessment of the present is necessary to find out if you are doing things that are progressing… or just going through the motions.
Chances are you’ve either lost focus on your goals, your goals have changed, or you’ve just stopped doing the things that make you successful. Sometimes we find that our goals change, and we need to course correct. Most of my life I have believed in the motto: Do what’s in front of you to do and it will take you to greater things. But this really only works if you have identified clear goals. I am a proponent of Klauser’s method to Write it Down, Make it Happen. Writing down clear and precise goals brings clarity and form, furthermore, it is a means of commitment.
So how exactly do you get back on track? First, you must choose the right track for you, and get on it. I know, much easier said than done. A practical exercise is to make a list of the actions you know keep you engaged, and infuse those in your everyday routine. Do them daily - even when you don’t feel like doing them - and eventually that drive will return. Here are 5 tips that contribute to keeping me on track:
Balance is the key. Anything done to extreme is, well… extreme. How do I find time to do all of this? We make time for the things that are important…. therefore, the things we do, then become important in our lives. How much do you value you?