Monday, January 19, 2009
When you walk through the door at work each morning, do you follow the same routine? Are your thoughts focused on the daily tasks that you concentrate on day in and day out? How would it be if you thought about the following:
The Learning Process
A good friend and mentor to me wakes up each morning and thinks simple thoughts like what am I going to accomplish today? How will I make a difference in my world today? Or my favorite, what will I do today to take myself and the people I lead to new levels.
Improvement for the Future
Imagine as you begin each new day envisioning what could be awaiting you on the other side of the tunnel.
I am suggesting that each day you create a new and special tunnel vision.
What person in your life would you like to influence in a special way? What new and creative idea would you like to share with your boss or co-worker? Or perhaps who do you need to call that you haven't spoken to in a while?
There are many other thoughts and if you create your own list and practice it every day, I promise your Tunnel will be shorter and full of light.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
This time of year always creates new goals and resolutions, like be more productive at work, exercise on a routine basis, start a new diet, clean out your closets, etc.
Of course all of these are important and for many their goals and resolutions come true, which creates a great sense of accomplishment and pride for staying true to their commitment.
The Learning Process
Then again for some of us these goals and resolutions fall by the wayside because we lose focus on what we want to accomplish or simply fall back into the same routine we go through day in and day out.
What if you change your thinking this New Year and reflect back on the past year on a bad experience, a relationship that didn't go well, or a project that failed at work.
Improving for the Future
Take a few moments to relive one of these painful events and jot down a few notes on what you would or could have done differently. Set a new goal or plan taking what you learned and make amends for your actions.
You might just be surprised at the many events this past year that were true learning experiences. I believe it's these experiences that build our characters and allow us to make this a promising and prosperous new year for ourselves, families, friends and co-workers.
I hope your New Year is filled with excitement.