We entered 2018 with the intent to achieve the highest and most beneficial outcomes on a personal, interpersonal, and organizational levels. We work hard to get to those outcomes and we have 85 days and approximately 6 hours left to fulfill on our commitments. Let’s finish strong.
Take out our journals, vision boards, and lists of resolutions and goals. It’s time for a heart to heart with ourselves.
On a blank sheet of paper, answer the following questions:
*What matters most to me? What do I want? What do I need? We often find we want a lot and need much less. Our wants also seem to be more for immediate, short-term pleasures like wanting and eating ice creams.
*What will have the greatest positive impact on myself and others? We are prioritizing the answers to the first question and will select 1-3 items to complete by 12/31/18.
*Who are my partners, teachers/mentors, coaches, and supporters? They are my Tribe. Have I given them access to me to help me? How will they be enriched by helping me? Call a tribal meeting today. Share your selected items, what the impact will be if they are accomplished, and how the Tribe can help.
*What bold actions can I take in the next week that align with and get me closer to my desired outcomes? Bold means something beyond your ordinary actions. Research and talking about what I want don’t qualify. Each Sunday write those bold action items down. 3-5 bullet point items are fine. (The limit reduces overwhelm and procrastination.) Text or email copies of the bold actions to my Tribe and provide a weekly update via call, text, email. Identify milestones for October, November, and December. Also identify rewards for reaching milestones that align with habits that support your commitment.
I am in the race too. My two items are to facilitate The Aspiring Leadership Workshop and to complete the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, “She Is Someone’s Daughter.” Specifically, I am designing and delivering a leadership workshop for 10 participants. I am selling 100 Domestic Violence Awareness t-shirts, collecting and distributing over 500 purses during the December holiday to survivors and service providers, and am hosting an intimate community awareness event. I joined Emem Washington’s Finished Strong Mastermind -2018 Facebook group, I have my closeknit tribe of 20 years, and I have work family and others who are inspired and invested. I am energized and motivated.
On our marks, get set, go!
I’m running the race with you and cheering you on! Let’s finish strong.