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by Dale Kurow, M.S., Career & Executive Coach
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name we give to something shapes our attitude toward it.”
are in deep winter in NYC. Frigid cold days followed by more of the same.
So we upped
and got ourselves to Florida for 5 wonderful days of sun and 80 degree
temps. It was delicious.
my wonderful cousins Lee and Nina in Florida for taking such good care
of us and showing us the wonders of nature there.
alligators and ibises, we watched dolphins perform and visited an amazing
orchid museum in Delray Beach. On the left is a photo of me feeding nectar
to a Lory (a brilliantly colored Australian parrot). What a treat.
topic highlights the difference between commitments vs. goals. When
you’re committed to something it lights you up, and
you know you’ve hit what’s real for you. That’s a guaranteed
way of getting you into action. Hope you find it helpful.
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To Your Success,
are you committed to?
you find yourself struggling to meet your goals?
- Do you
set goals for yourself and find yourself challenged to meet them?
- Is your
trash littered with to-do lists that never got completed?
feel they must have goals, expectations, and to-do lists. All of that
is fine if it gets you results.
feel like you’re pushing against the natural inclination to stay
rooted to your chair. It’s a fight. Like getting yourself to the
gym or re-doing your resume.
what if you were committed to an action or outcome? There’s a
huge difference between a goal and a commitment. A goal is an outcome
of your action; the commitment is the inner drive that sets the goal
to begin with.
defines commitment as “dedicated or pledged, especially to support
a doctrine or cause.” You know how some people get all hot under
the collar when talking about their political choice? That’s the
passion that can be aroused when you are committed to do something.
by asking yourself “What are you committed to?” Asking forces
you to take a look beyond the shoulds and to-do lists.
clarifying your commitment ought to be done BEFORE you set your goals.
Sometimes that will change your goals entirely.
an example: What if your goal was to re-do your resume so you could get
a new job? This might seem like the best way to approach your job search.
But you could easily get frustrated in drafting your new resume if you
were unclear about what job you wanted next and how to best showcase your
skills for that new position. Ergo, inertia.
if you approached the topic by asking yourself what you are committed
to? The answer might be to find a job that is better suited to your skills
and talents. You’d first have to identify
the career area you were interested in before you could set the goal of
re-doing your resume. The drive behind the commitment
to get out of a job you disliked would most probably propel you forward
through the hard working of rewriting your resume.
See the difference?
So next time
you decide you need to set goals, take the time to dig down and see what’s
really going on, and let that energy clarify and drive you.
Take a look
at your daily habits. The small constructive actions you take on a routine
basis can quickly give you a sense of what you are most committed to.
These daily habits can form the foundation for major changes in your life.
The habits can be related to your professional or personal life. Examples:
make two networking calls, walk twenty minutes a day (during which you
could do your best thinking), etc.
ten daily habits that will provide you forward momentum and help you honor
your commitments (to yourself)!
a gift to my loyal subscribers I’m offering a free afternoon of
coaching so you can create a great spring season.
a concern or challenge? Call 212/787-6097 from
1-3 PM on Friday, March 5th and get the solution to your issues.
Calls will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Please keep
trying if you get my voice mail.
look forward to speaking with you on March 5th!
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Dale R. Kurow, M.S.
Kurow is a career and executive coach who helps individuals find success
and personal enrichment at their vocations and who works with corporations
to maximize the potential of valuable employees.
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