Don’t look now but the summer is just about to come to a close. Hard to believe isn’t it? I trust that you’ve had the opportunity to take some time off, visit with family and friends, take in some new sights, and unplug from the matrix to recharge your internal battery.
Guess what? Now it’s time to get to work! The year is 2/3rds behind us and this final 3rd is where top performers, and high achievers tend to excel. Just like those amazing Olympic athletes we all just witnessed, a good start and solid middle don’t mean a thing unless you have conditioned yourself to finish strong.
The relaxed schedule of summer is about to give way to the urgency of the fall so get all your loose ends and menial projects tied up to propel yourself to the end of the year.
Now is a great time to revisit your goals and objectives, make a few course corrections, revise, review and maybe even eliminate goals that no longer are in line with the outcomes you desire for 2016.
This may also be a good time to celebrate a few of the wins you’ve had over the past few months, just keep the celebrating to a confined amount of time because you are going to need all you energy to focus on the final third.
As Labor Day approaches we all know that Thanksgiving and the holiday season will be here before we even blink so get yourself in tune with the demands of the day and go out there with a new purpose and intention.
Maybe it’s ironic but the fall also kicks off a new season of football (Go Blue), so think of this as the Kick-off for your final third of the 2016 season. Now get out there and score as many touchdowns as you can before the ball drops and we are ringing in 2017!
Thoughts for the week:
Starting strong is good, finishing strong is epic. –Robin Sharma
Stopping at third adds no more to the score than striking out. It doesn’t matter how well you start if you fail to finish. – Billy Sunday
Managers do things right, leaders do the right things. – Peter Druker
Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded. – unknown
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. –Zig Ziglar
Looking forward to our next conversation