As we close out the first month of 2020 I am confident in the direction things are headed. Here is why:
1. Tomorrow is more important than Last Year
It is a fool who dwells on what has already happened. Whether it was a risk that ended up being too risky or an effort that yielded little result - pick up the things you learned and drop the things that didn’t work. Focus on how your moving forward.
2.There’s a Plan for that
Most companies have a long-term vision, which is great. However, measuring incremental growth requires strategic planning broken down over the course of one year, each quarter, every month and even week. Breaking down long term goals into smaller more manageable and measurable goals throughout the year helps people focus on clear actions that need to be taken. Design your plan and follow through.
3.Take care of today first
Its easy to get overwhelmed or discouraged as you try to put your plan into action. It can cause you thoughts to run and doubt to set in. When that happens, shift focus to just today. What is one thing you can put your best effort into to create a small win? Get to work on that today.
4.Take the Win
If you’re at all impatient, like myself, you want results and you want them now. Unfortunately, if you have big goals for this year, they will probably take a year to accomplish. Instead of highlighting all the things that still have a long way to go, find where there has been progress. No matter how small the shift, find the areas in your business that are moving forward and celebrate the victory.
Starting a new year can feel like a fresh start filled with excitement and enthusiasm. Keeping that excitement up can become harder as the days go on. Focus on daily effort and optimism.
-Andrea Atkinson, President
South Key Inc.