Focus on the big picture
Great, it's Monday morning so here it is. My tip for this week is as follows;
“Value your time. Focus on the big picture”
With so many distractions thrown at us daily, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture.
If we constantly get distracted by things like social media, emails, and other people’s priorities, we become frustrated and stressed because we’re not attending to our own wants and needs.
To make sure you stay focused on the big picture this week, ask any of the following,
What do I want to accomplish this week?
What might I regret not achieving?
What are my priorities?
Answering these questions gives your day purpose. And when you have a purpose, you’ll be motivated to focus and do everything you can to reach your maximum potential.
At home, with family, or with your studies, these questions when answered will give you a target, an aim, all you need to do is add the commitment.
At work, this may include focusing on the end goal which may be your Performance Management targets. So a little bonus for this week is an opportunity to read my latest article about Performance Management and how coaching may help you achieve your targets. You can download and read the article here.
Achieving your Performance Management targets
This week do something that really matters to you. Don't waste your time on something that has no value. Your time is very precious.
Remember this great quote:
“A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” — Charles Darwin
Have a great week. and when it's time for a coffee, have a read of the article and tell me what you think.
Happy New Year
Happy New Year to you and your family
The beginning of the year is a typical time for us to take stock and look at the best bits and the worst bits from the previous year. We try to ascertain what we achieved and look at what we could do better.
My questions are these:
Did you have a goal or even an intention for the year?
Did you achieve what you set out to do?
If so, congratulations on all your successes from 2021; as severe a year as it was, it is good to know there were successes.
My EDGE tip of the week for this week is all about goals. It is about allowing yourself to set goals and then work ridiculously hard to achieve them. Having these goals will put you on the path of living a purpose-driven life. As a coach (and a football fan), I love this quote.
"The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score." –Bill Copeland.
Goals give our lives meaning. Make them challenging, make them enjoyable, but set them. Make personal development goals, career goals, educational goals. We all know that there are things we would like to achieve.
You can even set impossible goals. Remember, what may seem impossible today may not be so in 6 months as you start working towards it. With the right mindset and necessary support, anything is possible.
" A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at." –Bruce Lee.
So here is EDGE Coaching first tip of 2022 (as it was at the beginning of 2021):
TIP OF THE WEEK: "Create a couple of goals to give your year a real focus; aim high."
If you would like a FREE template to help you create powerful goals, email me at email@example.com
Let's get this year started with an inspired positive act. Oh, and you still have 2 weeks to take up the coaching offer from my last email.
Have a great week.
Richie Forde, Performance Coach and the Founder of Edge Coaching Services.