In my “haste” to get the results I want, quicker than ever, I often overlook the most important resource that needs maintenance…ME!
Now this is not to mean that I need to switch off, stop what I am doing or neglect important goal focused activities for some lazy down time. My understanding directed me to identify that I need to keep revitalized, mentally, spiritually and physically, as often the constant hammering away at a goal can blunt our mental, emotional and spiritual sharpness.
We need to take a moment out in-between all the effort and intensity and remember our purpose and what long term benefits are going to be experienced.
In a refreshing article by John Kehoe: Each Day Needs Our Attention, he emphasizes the importance of stopping and taking the best out of each and every day.
We do this by letting go of our concerns and focus on that which we can be grateful for. By letting the processes of our tasks, roles and responsibilities take care of themselves for a few moment we can shift our attention to that which holds value.
And the important aspect to understand is not what we are doing everyday but how we are living each and every day.
Feedback and Orientation
In a dynamic article by Susan Fowler, Senior Consulting Partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies, titled 3 Self Leadership Strategies to Reduce Stress at Work, she identifies the need to take a responsibility for yourself as a leader, not just another cog.
The article highlights that even the most efficient people get overwhelmed from time to time and that in order to stay refreshed we need to have certain strategies to implement to make sure we are focused on maximum effectiveness.
We need to make sure our results are being listened to as this is feedback that tells us if our efforts are being directed accurately.
Although we may feel that working on ourselves or taking time out in a day will detract us from delivering our results and maintaining the go-go-go attitude…ask yourself how much better your overall performance will be when you implement these approaches to self-leadership.
It is in adopting these new teachings that we are able to stop, appreciate the good around us and the good happening to us, be refreshed and allow our purpose to stimulate us to new levels of enthusiasm.
Hi my name is Allan Smith, founder and leader of Infinity Success. I have a passion for helping others progress and develop their unlimited potential and help them turn their dreams into goals and goals into reality!