It’s that time of the year again. Just after Thanksgiving and a few weeks before Christmas. We can savor the memories of great food shared with family and friends without panicking about what gifts to get for them.
It’s also a good time to pause and look back on the year before diving headfirst into 2016. Before you get caught up in 2016 goals, take some time to deliberately reflect on where you are today. Here are a couple of quick tips to help you do so.
Appreciate the journey. If you’re stressing yourself out with a never-ending list of goals to be achieved, you could be suffering destination disease. You can’t be an effective leader if you’re in a constant state of stress. Do yourself and your team a favor and reflect on the growth you’ve made and relationships strengthened along the way.
Reflect on what went well. Think about your successes and what you can build on the next leg of your journey. Success builds momentum. In his book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell suggests that, “Momentum is really a leader’s best friend.” One success follows another which motivates you to achieve more.
Savor the journey and the small wins that got you here today. Doing so will restore your confidence and renew your energy.