The first quarter of 2018 year is gone. Can you believe it? Where did the time go?
Are you ahead, behind or on track with your personal & business goals? In any case, I’d encourage you to “declare it perfect and move forward powerfully.” Make the necessary adjustments, and keep moving forward.
The story of Bennett Moehring.
Bennet hadn’t even turned 21 yet when he suffered one of the most crushing disappointments of his life, live in front of nearly 70,000 people in “swirling snow,” he missed a game-winning field goal in the Army-Navy game allowing Army to win 14-13.
After the failed 48-yard kick, his teammates helped him off the field, and he wept in the locker room. But then he started drawing upon what he’d learned from the leadership course he was taking and from talks about character he’d heard from Navy coaches. He decided to face reporters, take responsibility, and talk about how lucky he felt to play football. “I’ll use this as motivation,” Moehring decided. “I’ll get better. It’s the only option.”
Then a surprising thing happened. Moehring started getting words of encouragement from everywhere offering him praise and support via social media, email, and texts. All of this backup, as well as soul-searching on his own part, eventually helped Moehring cut himself some slack on not making what was likely a near-impossible kick in the first place. He realized that his missed field goan turned out to be more of a blessing than a burden. “If I made the kick, the glory would’ve faded,” he said. “But with this, I can be an example of good sportsmanship, and that’s lasting.”
Bennett Moehring “declared it perfect” and so can you.
Next Monday as a firm – our support teams – will learn from the past 3 months: we will celebrate success and also make whatever adjustment and changes are needed to not only catch up with goals but also to move ahead.
This is just the first quarter of 2018. We all have plenty of time to reach our 2018 goals… as long as we are all willing to execute the daily activities, track the results, make the changes to our behaviors and engage an accountability partner.
Are you interested or committed? 75% of the year remains, let’s go!