Driving home from a meeting this week, I caught myself thinking, “what is good enough?” That’s not a question I hear entrepreneurs and leaders ask very often.
Outside of a project road map, it’s hard to know when you’re on track or what to celebrate. That’s even harder when you work in a silo - whether you’re a small team inside a big company or a solo entrepreneur on the couch.
There’s a constant echo effect of worthiness and what if’s. Am I doing it right? Is this even important?
The hardest part of being in charge is knowing the answers to those questions. The second hardest part? Knowing when to slow down. When to second-guess your motives and what questions you need to ask in the first place. It’s easy to feel stuck.
As I’ve navigated these emotions with Three Ears Media
, I realize that it’s more important than ever to set goals and create finish lines.
Bottom line: It’s impossible to win if you never figure out what winning means.
So, once a month, I sit down to write a letter to myself to define the win. I ask/answer these five questions about the next 30 days.
- I want to feel:
- I will be over the moon if:
- I’ll regret it if I don’t:
- I’ll give myself permission to:
- If I get stuck, I’ll remember:
The way I want to feel and what I want to accomplish shift regularly, but my regret doesn’t change. My one regret will be if I don’t make time for people in my life and rest.
I wrote about that in my post this week
. More importantly, I’m finally doing something about it. Through the end of this year, I’m taking a break from blogging. This will be my last letter of 2019. I have ideas, stories, and research that I can not wait to share with you, and all of it can wait for the New Year.
So until then – be well. Take care of yourself. Give yourself permission to say no to the calendar and make space for great ideas to creep in. And if you’re bored, check out my three posts of the week.
Until next year -