“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” – Pablo Picasso

One of the things I talk about in my book Your Oxygen Mask First is Resilience Rituals (see Chapter 3 in the book, and exercises on Five Steps to Mastery on pages 20 to 23, in the Workbook.)

If you want to enjoy ongoing success, you must have goals for your work, your self, and your life.

This is the key to taking care of yourself. For leaders who burn themselves out and fade along the way, this is one of the key strategies to get their game – and their mojo – back.

And for those who want to keep going it’s a great way – a critical way – to keep taking care of yourself; to stay your best so that you have the energy and focus to keep getting better and better.

Personal Growth Goals

A very simple way to keep this top of mind is to set your own personal growth goals.

Each of your team members will likely have three to five business goals per quarter (as you should if you are following Scaling Up or Rockefeller Habits or some other good planning methodology).

I recommend adding another layer of personal growth goals – one around Resilience Rituals to keep yourself strong, and another focused on changing a behaviour or improving something.

The Challenge

  • In addition to your three-to-five quarterly business goals, set goals about building your own strength and resilience, and about how you are going to grow and improve.
  • Tip: Do a weekly check-in with your team to see how you are doing – just a thumbs up or thumbs down. Am I sticking to my resilience rituals or not? Group accountability can help you to stay on track.