This isn’t an anti-productivity post, so all you life coaches and productivity gurus out there can calm down.
In my line of work, I see streams of articles focused on improving people’s capability and supporting in their ongoing development (whatever that means for you). One point that seems present across many publications I read is on the concept of waking up super early to win the day, own the day or destroy the days as some of these have presented it.
Why am I doing this? why are we choosing this course of action? Why has this happened?
For me ‘why’ is one of the most powerful words you can use. In whatever you do, whether it’s in a professional or personal scenario, we should always ask ourselves – Why am I doing this? why is this project or programme important for our business?
Understanding the ‘why’ is the biggest part of anything we embark on. The how and what are important too, yet without understanding – why are we/I doing this, we cannot fully buy-in to what we are trying to change and achieve.
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Christmas and new year festivities are the ideal time for many of us to come together and celebrate, life, love and the year that has been.
Many will return to their homelands and spend time with family.
Family is an important thing for all of us, yet not all of us have been blessed with direct relatives that we wish to include in our lives and that’s ok. You see family is not bound by blood, just because you share the same blood and DNA, this doesn’t mean you must accept them.
Family is what you create, a family is a collective community who support, challenge and love each other through it all. Just because your blood relatives aren’t great, this doesn’t mean you cannot build your own family through your friends.
A family is a family regardless of where you’re from or who you are. We all create our little families across all areas of life, so make sure to choose the right people and spend time with those you truly want to.
True story and an amazing Rolling Stones song. We all want lots of things to happen and we do everything we can to get there, but it doesn’t always work out and sometimes that’s not a bad thing.
On some occasions instead of getting what you want, you get a reality check and smacked in the face of exactly what you needed instead – this is a powerful learning experience for anyone and will teach you more in many cases.
Use these final days of 2018 to reflect on what may have not gone quite the way you expected this year and look at what you can learn from these experiences.