Yes, its the weekend again! And I can’t say it often enough – after a busy, hard working, focused week the very best thing you can you for your goal setting and your mental health is to give yourself a break, relax, think about anything but work and have some real fun. And most importantly spend some time with the people who matter most to you. All the success in the world will mean nothing if you get there and find you’ve left everyone you love behind!
But just before you pour that lovely glass of chilled white (or whatever you fancy) and switch off for a couple of days, take some time to review your week. The great thing about setting goals and action plans on a daily and weekly basis is that often when you’re in the thick of things you don’t notice what you’re achieving. Taking just a little time at the end of the week to review things can be very illuminating. You might be very surprised at how far you’ve come!
Dan Sullivan, the Strategic Coach produced an amazing CD many years ago, and I think its now available as a book, called Learning How to Avoid The Gap. In it he talks about how one of the greatest differences between happy successful people and unhappy successful people is that the happy people have learned to look back and see how far they’ve come, and unhappy people only look forward and see how far they still have to go. Its such a simple concept but it is incredibly powerful.
Give it a try this weekend!
And just in case you didn’t notice what didn’t happen this week – here’s a great song to look back to!