As a new week starts, are we where we want to be?  Doing what we want to be doing?

I was reminded when listening to a speaker last week that we must set daily goals.  Even five small things we want to accomplish.  Maybe reaching out to a handful of people to share our story and ask for input.

People want to see others succeed.  You’d be surprised how the dots can connect once you put yourself out there.

Reach out to five people from your past who you know on social media sites.  Research decision makers in your field who you would like to touch base with.  Follow interesting people online.  Get up 15 minutes earlier.  Go for a walk because downtime is usually when the most inspirational ideas show up in our brain.

And as Shakespeare said, “This above all; to thine own self be true.”

Keep your eye on the endgame.  Things will happen every day that bring you one step closer or one step back.  Stay positive.  Shakespeare also said, “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”  You add the thoughts to the circumstances.  You write the story.  So make it a hopeful one.  Take the lessons from everything that happens and then start again tomorrow.

I heard that after losing a game, Michael Jordan would often spend two hours practicing at the free throw line.  He was always trying to improve.

What can we do today to improve our skills and intensify our focus?  Because games are won and lost at the free throw line.