As I recently read All In by Mark Batterson, I was touched by the beginning paragraph. Mark recounts that in the sixteenth century Copernicus, the Renaissance astronomer, argued that the earth revolves around the sun, rather than just the opposite as others had believed. He went on to say that today each one of us needs to have a paradigm shift in terms with the fact that the world doesn’t revolve around us. When we are born – we are the center of attention. But as we mature some still act as if we ARE the center of the universe.
So as I put my goals together for 2014, I’m reminded that it should NOT be “just about me.” Rather, I am asking once again “what is the purpose of my life and my work?” If I’m honest (which I am with you, my loyal readers)…. I must give myself weekly to-dos that keep me focused on PURPOSE.
As for goals, in order to reach them I must have clarity around what they look like, how they will be measured and how I will know I’ve achieved them. When I have that clarity, then and only then can I prioritize and communicate my brand to those people who can help me achieve my goals.
This may sound like old hat. Well, it isn’t. It’s just common sense that we all should take time to revisit again and again.
That’s my voice – What’s yours?
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