Are you ready to make a Strong Finish?
Talk about a strong finish! In their inspiring story of
perserverance which ultimately led to great success and victory,
the Detroit Shock won their first ever WNBA (Women's National
Basketball Association) championship title. USA Today told of
their "worst-to-first odyssey" where the team, after winning
only nine games in 2002, they finished 2003 with a league-best
record and championship title. What was their formula for
success? "They did not quit... they believed they could succeed
and played their best... They also have a coach in whom they
believe and who gives them confidence."
The Shocks championship victory is an example of what can happen
through perseverence and continuing to work toward a dream.
Although your goals may seem out of reach, it is too soon to
quit. There is still time to make significant progress toward
Four Tips for a Successful Finish 1.REVIEW YOUR PROGRESS. Take a
look at your accomplishments since the beginning of the year.
Are you on track to accomplish your goals? Have you lost sight
of some goals in the busy-ness of daily activities? Acknowledge
the progress that you have made and determine which goals you
will continue to pursue. Ask yourself: What have I accomplished
to date? Which goals are most important to me? 2.REASSESS YOUR
GOALS. Are you clear about what you want to achieve? Are your
goals based on your true values or on something you feel you
should do or ought to do? Give yourself permission to re-define
or even eliminate goals that may no longer fit. Ask yourself:
Are my goals based on my true values? What do I really want to
achieve? 3.RENEW YOUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR SUCCESS. Are you
committed to achieving your goals? Decide that you will do what
it takes to be successful in accomplishing the goals that are
important to you. Ask yourself: What is one thing I can do today
to strengthen my commitment? 4.GET SUPPORT IN REACHING YOUR
GOALS. Any endeavor is easier and more fun when shared with
another. Having a teacher, mentor or a coach who is there to
nurture and support you, to offer feedback and perspective and
to challenge you to do more than you could accomplish on your
own will increase your likelihood for success. Ask yourself: Who
will I ask to support me in reaching my goal?
Quotable Quotes: "Goals give you more than a reason to get up in
the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day.
Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of
life." ~ Harvey Mackay