Do you start to finish?
This is the time of year when everyone thinks goals and resolutions. However, many people find themselves starting but never finishing.
I read Rob Poindexter's article, Happy New Year, blah, blah, blah..., Rob writes about how by February most people have backslide and by May most resolutions are totally forgotten. I loved this:
Whether you’ve decided to stop drinking, stop smoking stop overeating or stop keying strangers’ cars for no reason, don’t wait for some ‘magical’ change of the calendar page.
Start stopping today and continue to stop every day until you’re no longer stopping, you’re just being whom you’ve become.
Wise advice. True change takes time.
As a resume writer, I am cautioned to watch words that are meaningless. "Goal-driven" is one word I would think might be on the newest LinkedIn list of over-used phrases. It's not — but "results-oriented" and "motivated" are.
After years of writing resumes, I encounter many goal-driven, results-oriented, and motivated people. Occasionally, people truly fit those words, and as Rob says, many who don't. You do have to start to finish!
For any goal to be reached, first you have to start!
Many people give up before they start or right after. Perhaps they feel trapped or stuck but in any case, they give up.
UK Marketing Coach, Jim Connolly talks today about Changes in Jim's Marketing Blog:
Do the right things, correctly. If you work hard but don’t know what to do, find someone with the answers.
If you already know exactly what to do, but have not been applying it into your business, start today (right now!)
When you do, the sky’s the limit.
Whether it is your business or your life or your career, this advice and Rob's will put you on the right track.
Perhaps we can all develop an attitude of moving forward. You do, after all, have to start to finish!
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