Written By: Brad Adams
For long term and decade goals, discipline requires you to play the end game. The only way to be successful in your life and your career is to set your goal and break it into daily/weekly chunks.
Life is about milestones, and what better milestone than a (perceived) new decade?
2020 is rapidly approaching. Reflecting back to 2010, it doesn’t feel like that far away…
For the purists out there, I know that the official start to a decade is a year away, (Jan 1, 2021) however it feels easier to my simple brain to comprehend that 2020 is the start.
Like many sales professionals, I take this time of year to reflect back on what was done in 2019 and plan ahead to 2020.
“Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” – Anonymous
Discipline requires you to play the end game, instead of getting played by the day to day.
It forces a long term strategy, keen focus, and a relentless diligence to the week-to-week goals that are needed to get you where you want to be.
It. Is. Difficult.
Yet the only way to be successful is to set your goal, and break it into daily/weekly chunks.
It will take time to do, and your day-to-day life will fight a good fight for your attention.
There are things that you simply cannot accomplish in just one calendar year.
And, most importantly, is your skillset aligned to your career goal, and is it something that you will enjoy?
Decade goals can change and flex as your life throws unexpected things your way.
If you don’t get them on paper though, you will find yourself saying, “I should have….” way too many times.
Get your decade goals on paper and do things that others are simply unwilling to do. Happy New Year!
Brad Adams is a dynamic and engaging trainer, speaker, and coach. He developed his acumen…
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