Do you totally dislike meetings and often wonder why in the world meetings take so long? How many people would you say feel the exact same way as you? Do you think as high as 90%? I would bet the percentage is at least that, maybe higher.
Oh the days of sitting in long corporate meetings. I dread those days. What I dread even more is leading those meetings? What a drainer that was! I would look up from your notes and all I would see was either people passed out or people intensely watching the clock.
People love meetings! Not me. I hate meetings these days unless they are meetings that have gone right. Yup, you got it, meetings gone right.
I think some people have become addicted to having meetings, and if they don’t get their meeting fix, they start going insane.
What are your goals? They are different for everyone. For some people it’s loosing weight, for another it’s balance or getting a promotion. But, whatever your goals, the ultimate goal is to never give up on your goals. How many people do you know that set goals and never achieve them? You can probably think of a few.
Every year I set goals for myself. How about you? I was taught early on by my trainers to set goals and never give up on them. Even if that meant your goals had to be moved to the next year. In 2010 I set some very serious goals for myself after realizing how out of balance my life was. I sat down, prayed, and thought about what my goals should be for the year. I came up with three goals.
- Further my relationship with God.
- Better my relationship with my wife.
- Walk slowly through the halls.
I find it very interesting as to how many people I find climbing, yet few that make it to the top. Whether they are climbing to the top within their sport, leadership, business, marriage, or just life in general.
I meet people all the time; leaders, business owners, entrepreneurs or they call themselves, athletes, and just people in general. They are all trying to climb to the top. I think everyone somewhere in their heart wants to make it to the top. However, I find very few that are willing to give up to go up.
Many people will climb partway up the mountain and then stop. They come to a place where they are unwilling to give up to go up. Result? They fail to make it to the top or reach their potential.
If you are sitting there reading this and you are one of these people then you need to stop climbing halfway up the mountain and then giving up. Make the commitment now that you will give up to go up.