Have I Done My Best Today? | Career Angles

Coach Marshall Goldsmith has a very simple approach to helping people make changes in their work life and in their career.

Once people set their goals and intentions, he asks them to review how they did each day.

You ask yourself this question, “Have I done my best today to . . . “ Whatever the step might be.

You rank yourself on 1 to 10 scale. 10 is maximum effort.

He has no expectation of getting 10, particularly at the beginning. He does hope you’ll notice progress over the course of time. He does recognize there are days and times when you may slip. He does think you’ll notice improvement with a simple exercise.

He does however know that most people will give up within two weeks of starting this even though this simple effective exercise shows results.

As you set your New Year’s resolutions, if you set them, are you willing to take the challenge?

As you set your resolutions, I want you to ask yourself one question.

Why do they matter to you?

Then set them anyway you like and check in with yourself at the end of the each day to see how you did. It’s great to achieve perfection. It’s great to learn perseverance in the face of adversity.

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2019

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1600 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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