How about you? I don’t quite have visitors yet but hopefully someone will stumble across this blog and join in this conversation. I’m optimistic. So I’ll leave us with a few questions and a couple of interesting measurement techniques. Would love to hear from you.
- What is your life objective? (could be personal, financial and/or professional)
- Are there specific and intentional strategies laid out for you to achieve your objective?
- What investments have you made in achieving success? (Time, money, labor, coaching, and/or anything goes in terms of investment?)
- How often or are you even asking yourself, “Am I doing all the rights things to ensure success?
- How are you measuring success to achieve that objective? (It’s OK if you’re not sure about where you are, if you are, then it’d be a very good thing to revisit/reinforce it.)
The velocity of change in our personal and work arenas can be overwhelming. Of course if you have a framework that works either from business school or life experience, I’d love your comments as well.
Here’s what I’d leave you all with, my principles:
- Identify the right goals and outcomes: I use a basic approach to ensure there’s a balance between me, my family and others.
- Develop a timeline achieve to them: I will make sure that the timeline is realistic yet “aspirational” focused on both the now and the future.
- Create a measurement plan: I will make sure the goals are easily measurable, taking into account feedback from key stakeholders mentioned in bullet #1.
I’m actively using this framework, it’s easy not too complex and doesn’t “hinder” me from achieving my objectives. The problem is, I’m a late bloomer, I only started this a year ago. Life, work and stuff will throw you curve balls, yes, one thing you can count on is that change is indeed a constant. Live with it, cherish it and most of all learn and apply and you will persevere in life and work.