Another way to identify and quantify your goals is, in the Steven Covey style, with the end in mind. Write your own obituary to include your life and career accomplishments. Answer these questions:
- What do I want the world to remember when reading or saying my name?
- What do I want to contribute, achieve and leave behind.
- How do I want to be remembered?
Now make that list of goals answering these questions: what?, when?, how?, and why?. Be specific, write them down and look at them. Put the list on your mirror, your vision board or somewhere you can see the list each day. Post the list in multiple places to keep your goals in focus.
(If you have not read his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, you should.)
Kathleen Hogan, HospitalityEducators.com