It’s easy to get lost in the moment when hiking through a place like the Colorado Rockies. It happened to me recently. After following a winding trail up a flower-covered slope, I returned down the same trail—or so I thought.
It was several minutes before I realized that I was in the wrong place. Things looked different. The landmarks had changed. Somewhere along the way I had taken a wrong turn and ended up here.
Unless you’re banking on blind luck, goals are essential to your success. But having goals doesn’t guarantee success. In fact, most people I know have several significant dreams and aspirations but struggle to see them realized. Why?
As a business executive, corporate consultant, speaker, and mentor, I’ve seen traditional goal-setting fail time and again in the face of demanding schedules and competing priorities.
It’s almost time. No, I’m not talking about Christmas—though who doesn’t love that? I’m talking about one of the best times of the year to slow down, take stock of the past, and ready yourself to maximize the future.
Most of us naturally do this already, making resolutions and setting goals. But, sadly, most of us never realize those goals.
One of my daughters sent me this video the other day. Not only is it a great example of a wow experience (something I talk about extensively in my book, Platform), but it immediately got me into the Christmas spirit. I hope it does for you, too.