Productivity and Positivity Are Keys To Reaching Your Goals
Lingering economic challenges and lacking corporate resources are enough to frustrate even the best-laid business plans - and the best global leaders.
Yet that reality is nothing new to executives the world over who've faced difficult challenges - perhaps defining or redefining ones - during the course of the past five years as economic uncertainty and fear have combined to reduce management confidence and investment.
It's time to turn the page.
To do that requires some level of individual renewal deep within each one of us. It calls us to look to the future for the seeds of opportunity and to purposefully and regularly cast out the doubt and fear that has at times paralysed our decision-making process or clouded our view so much as to render any meaningful strategic planning useless.
As the global economy continues its recovery, global leaders must seize on every single day to find not only their highest and most rewarding calling, but to manage the demands on their time and focus so they can elevate or maintain their own personal productivity at the highest levels possible.
The alchemy of reaching your business and career goals in 2013 is the combination of that productivity with a healthy measure of optimism and positivity, no matter what the world might throw at us in the months to come.
A positive attitude coupled with an enterprising or promising outlook can endear today's global executive to his or her teams, colleagues and peers. Sure, there's plenty to gripe about. There's lots of frustration to go around. But to be the source of positive expressions about the things we can control might well serve others as much as ourselves. If conflict is inevitable, it's up to the leader to enlist the support of colleagues and friends and explain why it's a test worth the best of every person around us. We can choose to shrink from it, or rise to it.
To do the latter, we must accept our circumstances and commit to improving them, through a combination of hard work, commitment, support for one another in the work environment, and a positive, uplifting attitude that inspires others.
It's hard to do one's very best when we let our emotions get in the way of our goals. If we can find new ways to be more productive and face new challenges with optimism and confidence, we won't be distracted by the forces of negativity and we may just find the pathway to achieving what's next in our organisations and for our careers.
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