Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Am I making progress?

Sometimes I can be my own worst critic.  I look at the dream board and say “Am I moving toward these dreams?”

(A better question might be “Are these still my dreams?” But that’s a subject for another time.)

When I think of it – the answer is almost always a resounding “YES!”

When I listen to Zig Ziglar, I’m getting in the right mind state to move toward my dreams.

When I diagram something on my white board – which happens multiple times a week – I’m moving closer to my dreams.

When I give a speech at Toastmasters – I’m moving closer to my dreams.

When I conduct a merit badge session at Boy Scouts - I'm moving closer to my dreams.

When I blog or write my daily gratitude list – I’m moving closer to my dreams.

When I camp out with scouts, or sit down with the family at dinner, or watch something on TV with the family while we drink homemade milkshakes - I'm living the dream.

The answer is - daily, weekly and monthly, when I review how I spent my time, I can see daily progress on the important goals, and I have tied those goals to the dream board.

What I’m not doing is moving in a straight line traditional A then B then C project management approach.  As a PMP that’s a little difficult to handle.  But as a human I realize that – while I’m not moving in a straight line – I am making progress toward my dreams, every day.

(I didn’t mean to imply PMPs aren’t human).

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