Time is our most irreplaceable asset — we cannot buy more of it. We cannot get a second of it back. We can only hope to waste as little as possible.
Yet somehow we treat it as the most renewable of all resources.
If you don’t have a guiding purpose, you’ll be aimless with your time. If you have a true goal, something that is extremely valuable to you, and that you believe to be very important, ONLY THEN can you begin to properly value and use your time.
The Goals Playbook© is a way to deal with change and give you the context for thinking about what you want to achieve and how your time is used. It’s designed to help you think about the year ahead, although it can be easily adapted to address short term goals or specific strategic objectives - personal or corporate.
"People prefer comfort to change, and as a result, anything that disrupts their routine gets labeled as bad. Yet, more often than not, change is only as good or bad as the response to it. You may not be able to control where the future directs you, but you can defend against it.”, Greg Twemlow, December 2017
May 2020 - I am aware that for some, the suffering borders on the unbearable. I am also aware that as much as anyone I know is suffering, someone else suffers more. Businesses are shuttered and layoffs grow. Last night, our family came for dinner, my eldest son asked if this is what it looks like when empires die, and I thought I shouldn't reply in agreement, although, he's right in a sense.
Most of the time, I think about the hubris that comes with believing you are in control of your health, your career, your family, and your words until you see that pretty much all you can control is your words. So many of my friends are trying to get through the juggle of daily life and the growing worry that this may not end in a few weeks, or even months, and what has rushed into the vacuum where that hubris once lounged is sadness and speechlessness and a simply staggering amount of food photography. People are suffering, whether they are covering their faces to go to the grocery store or not. And while there is still free music and Shakespeare and Broadway, there is something about watching even that that feels like this is what it looks like when empires die.
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Advice on your Goals Playbook©
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3 Stages of the Process
What and why are you seeking to change
Reflect on your status, what keeps you awake at night
Developing your prioritized plan and actions
Legendary thinker and philosopher, Jordan Peterson, explains why setting goals is life-changing.
WHY GOALS PLAYBOOK© USES 9 CELLS
In French the word neuf means both nine and new. In German, the words for nine and new are neun and neu, and in Spanish, nueve and nuevo. As you count and reach nine, you know you are about to make a new start. 9 is composed of the all-powerful 3x3. Buddhist tradition holds nine to be the supreme spiritual power, and a celestial number. It is 3x3 being the most auspicious of all the numbers. Completion; fulfillment; attainment; beginning and the end; the whole number; a celestial and angelic number.