My friend Dennis Trittin, who is the author of the popular new book, “What I Wish I Knew at 18,” has provided great insight into a simple and practical leadership skill that we were granted permission to share with you: the importance of written goals.
Dennis writes: The most successful people begin with dreams and then establish goals and plans to make them come true. Poor or random planning puts your dreams in jeopardy and, at best, makes it take that much longer to realize them.
Even if you’re not naturally a goal-setter, it’s not difficult to become one. Start by imagining what you want your life to look like. What are the large-scale goals you hope to achieve?
Once you’ve established your long-term goals, you can set some shorter-term goals that will help you achieve them. At the same time, don’t forget your daily to-do lists. You’ll be amazed how much more you accomplish.
And, once all your items are checked off the list, be sure to take some time to enjoy yourself for a job well done!
“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” - Lawrence J. Peter
Thanks, Dennis, for allowing us to share your words of encouragement. Contact information regarding Dennis Trittin, and more information about how you can obtain a copy of his book, “What I Wish I Knew at 18” is available at: www.dennistrittin.com