Many people are setting goals for next year. Will yours be predictable or powerful?
Is TABLE the root of the word predictable?
I grew up on a grain farm, so it’s possible I know more about entomology (bugs) than I do about etymology (words.) Yet regardless of what those well-meaning etymologists might argue, “table” is almost half of the word predictable. And tables are flat.
Some people prefer predictability over power, so they set goals from the same point of view as they did the last time. And their flat results reflect it.
If you’d like to make next year a better year, I suggest you add one step that takes 5-10 extra minutes. It helps you look at yourself and what you can do in a more powerful way.
Looking back thoughtfully to look forward powerfully
In 2007, I launched a new business that failed spectacularly in 9 months. I was committed so I went in with guns blazing. I just executed the plan terribly. I don’t need to be an etymologist to know that TERROR is the root of the words terrible execution. I lived it!
Fortunately, I knew about the simple “looking back” steps I’ll show you in my newest video. They helped me use my embarrassing failure in 2007 to create a fantastic 2008 and beyond. Today I consider the ridiculous amount of money I lost on that business venture as “tuition in the school of life.” It’s paid off many times.
Become a super hero….or at least a better version of yourself
If you’d like to make your 2015 more sparkly and fun than 2014, I shot a 6-minute training video to walk you through the steps many of my clients have used. Essentially, you’ll look back on your past experiences then mine them for what I call your Power List. Your Power List is unique to you and it displays some of your own super powers.
When you create your 2015 goals looking through the lens of your Power List, you’ll be capable of thinking bigger about what is possible. (You can do the same thing with teams and companies.)
Why not play your very best game?
All kidding aside, I find so much untapped talent and power is lurking beneath the surface for almost every person and business I encounter, including those who have already achieved huge success. The fun for me is helping them uncover it and access it, and it doesn’t have to be difficult.
This small act of creating your Power List can help you access more of your best stuff while barely making an extra effort. Though you will have to make the effort to click here to view the video.
Tell me how it goes
Please let me know what insights or questions you have after creating your own Power List by making a comment below or at the bottom of the video.