Yep, can you believe it, 2017 is around the corner – only two months away. Where has the year gone!?
Are you on track to have a strong finish to the year?
Don’t drop the ball
At this time of year, it’s really easy to get distracted, and to drop the ball and say, ‘Oh, there’s only two months to go. I’ve missed achieving my goal – better luck next year’. I know as I’ve done that in the past, and then regretted that decision and lack of action.
Only two months to go or still two months to go?
I study the world’s big achievers, people who do the most amazing things with their lives, people who live at full throttle. Many are names we all know, yet there are others who live under the radar and just get on with their lives, achieving greatly and living their dream.
Do they give up before the finish line?
Heck, no! They’re blasting it right up to the end. Oh, and don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be ‘all work and no play’ either. Balance is key to our vitality in life.
Here are the five keys to what high achievers do.
Key 1: 100 percent accountability
Life is full of tough bits, and big achievers find ways to get around them or over them. They’re 100 percent accountable and responsible for everything in their lives. So even when they’re up against it, they remain accountable for their actions and for the achievement of their goals!
Key 2: Steadfast focus
One of the fundamental traits of big achievers is their ability to deploy laser like focus on achieving their goals, no matter the distractions or challenges. For as long as the goals remain relevant to them, successful people remain focused.
Key 3: Planning and prioritisation
The key is prioritising, planning, scheduling and persistent action. In order to achieve a goal, it needs to be prioritised as important. Other things that are not so important can be put to one side for a bit – until next year, perhaps. Act on the ‘must do’ activities now. The rest can wait.
Key 4: Focus on your strengths
We shouldn’t try and do everything ourselves. We must play to our strengths and let others play to theirs. Big achievers know and do this. What are your strengths? If you focus on the work that uses those strengths, delegating all else, you’ll be a lot more energised in the work you do.
Key 5: People are paramount
Big achievers are inclusive of others. They draw people to them and involve them. They also empower others to work with them, to help in getting the job done. They delegate work to others – particularly the parts that don’t play to the strengths of the big achiever.
But if things don’t quite go to plan and those goals are missed, here are two other keys that big achievers live by.
Key 6: No such thing as failure
In all that we do, we risk failure, which is very often painful. But failure is a fact of life for anyone who is dynamic, and failures are fast tracks to growth. Big achievers see them as opportunities for learning.
Key 7: Find meaning in what’s happened
As much as this is hard to take, we are where we are in life right now for a reason. There are lessons and learnings to take from our current experience and situation. When we learn the lessons we move forward, often in new and unexpected ways. Big achievers understand that, and look for the lessons so they can move forward, fast.
Go for it
I hope you’ll take up the challenge to nail those final goals in the two months before year end. You’ll be so proud of yourself if you do.
ACTION: I’d love to know what you’re doing to hit those outstanding goals by the end of the year. How about sharing them and inspiring others in the comments below?
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