With another New Year’s celebration in the books I sought to speak to my brother-in-arms, Jason.
Those of you who have been reading the blog for a while know Jason is a good friend of mine.
Not just someone who cruises the streets with you on a Friday night, but who’s going to tell you you’ve put on a few pounds after the holidays.
With the beginning of a new year, it’s important to speak with those like-minded individuals, who will help you level-set.
Someone who is going to remind you what you’ve set out to achieve in this world.
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We conversed about the direction we were talking in our careers, and other outside ventures.
Then our discussion shifted to me telling him about reviewing my goals from 2018, as I sought to prepare my new goals from 2019.
While I was able to achieve a couple of goals like making an effort to attend church regularly, a lot of what I set out to accomplish went unmet.
“Alright so this year, I’m going to try to reverse engineer my goals,” I explained to him.
“Start from 5 to 10 years out, then revert down to what I need to do on a weekly basis.”
We continued with the importance of creating an institution that challenges us to hold ourselves accountable.
“The problem is, there were programs in place as we were growing up, that held us to a standard.” Jason stated.
“Our parents were there to be our self-discipline, we had coaches to hold 6AMs to keep us in shape.”
He ended by saying, “There is no consequence for not doing those things, now that we’re adults.”
I replied with “But there are consequences for those who desire more out of life.”
And there it is. . .
Mediocrity is a consequence.
Feelings of regret, wishing you had done more, is a consequence.
Allowing outside stimuli to have more control of you. . .
IS. A. CONSEQUENCE.
That’s not the path for someone wants to or is continuing to be High Value.
I hear many people during this time of year speak of vision boards and goal setting.
These are good; moreover, continue to refine and revisit them.
There should be an element of traceability to them.
If a daily goal doesn’t lead to a bigger purpose, you’ll probably stop doing it.
Likewise, if you have a 1-year, 5-year, 10-year goal that doesn’t go back to a daily action, it more than likely won’t happen.
Greatness comes with sacrifice.
Mediocrity comes with consequences.
Weather Your Storm, Maintain Inner Reign -E.