2012 – The Year of Consistency

Posted by Andrew Netschay, in Blog, Conditioning, Leadership, Dec 30, 2011

Overnight successes don’t occur in business or in the gym.

You don’t become heavyweight champion of the world in a week. The championship bout is won in the gym during the many years of training, conditioning and preparation that preceded the main event.

Successful CEO’s don’t earn their compensation packages in one quarter. Their tenure is secured by consistently delivering results across quarters and multiple consecutive year-ends.

Will 2012 be the year you achieve all your goals? Or, will you be settling for mediocre results by year-end?

Flash forward to December 31, 2012 – what goals do you want to have accomplished by then?

Will you have spent more time with your family or less?

What will be your financial position?

Will you be complaining about your stock portfolio or will you have taken the necessary actions on a monthly or even weekly basis to ensure you’ve managed your resources and asset allocation appropriately?

What must you do to achieve these financial goals? Change financial advisors or start managing you investments personally?

Will you have finally reached a body composition of 10% body fat (or 6 to 8% for the high achievers reading this )

8% body fat won’t be (safely) achieved by downing diuretics in December. A nutrition and conditioning program designed with specific daily meal plans and workouts will get you there in six months if you commit to it.

If you want to pay off your mortgage in 10 years it won’t happen by simply adding the goal to your list on December 31st. It will however become a reality if you double and triple your mortgage payments starting this week.

Will your department achieve or even surpass the customer satisfaction metrics your customers demand?

Will your company meet the revenue and profit goals for the year?

These goals won’t be achieved in the last month or even last quarter of 2012.

However the actions you take on January 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on will make them a reality on December 31st 2012.

The actions you take on a daily, weekly and monthly basis will ensure your success this year.

In parallel, the activities you decide to stop or do less of will support the achievement of your goals as well.

I recommend you spend less time writing down your goals for next year, and focus on consistent execution starting NOW!


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