Only You Put Yourself On The Sideline
“You can’t outwit fate by trying to stand on the sidelines and place little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything to play the game, or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play, you can’t win.” –Judith McNaught
With the New Year approaching, it’s easy to slack off these next two weeks and give it 50% of what you’ve got… or less. BUT we really want you to set yourself up to start the New Year off right! When we slack off, the comeback is weak when it could have been solid… you can’t even call it a “comeback” anymore.
If you’re okay being the weakest link… you may as well get comfortable in your current seat—you’ll be there a while. News flash: no one wants to be described as weak!
So let’s ramp up for the New Year! We want to feel good about starting off fit, strong, and being familiar with the route for the year—as best as we can be.
How do we finish strong to start strong?
- Remember your goals: It’s easy to forget the goals you set for yourself early on in 2017. They may seem like a distant memory, but try your best to regain your ground and finish putting some final dents in your dreams by the end of the year.
- Have new goals in mind: You never want to complete a set of goals or dreams and then have none to follow or pursue next. It’s difficult to constantly be planning the next big thing in your life, but let those around you be motivation and give pointers on what you should be pursuing next.
- Have an encouraging team pursuing the same future in 2018: Even if you play better as an individual, you still need a strong team backing your performance and walking alongside you. Never lose sight of those who know where you have come from and where you are going.
Don’t sit yourself on the sidelines for the remainder of the year. Ask Coach if you can go in and give your hardest when you run on the field.
Only you can finish strong to begin strong in 2018.
Denis Coleman is the founder and CEO of Work Compass, a cloud staff performance collaboration software platform that helps teams align their efforts with strategic goals and continuously improve performance. Frustrated with the disconnect between strategy setting and day to day execution and the lack of tools available to managers to help them be great at their most important function …. Aligning their teams activities with strategic goals and actively managing for high performance Denis spent over 5 years researching strategy execution and performance management practices before founding Work Compass to create a software solution. Denis has held senior roles in Ireland, Czech Republic and North America with high performing electronics manufacturing and professional services organisations for more than 12 years. Denis has worked as Finance Director responsible for €800 million in annual revenues for Flextronics International, Key Account Manager responsible for annual revenues of more than €600 million for Dovatron International and Management Consultant for BDO one of Europe’s most successful professional services providers.