Today’s post is by Kelly Gregorio of Advantage Capital Funds.
As the leader of your team, it is your job to forge ahead. When the horizon feels miles away, your team will turn to you expecting enough support to keep them going. However, people (including you) can take for granted that the person in the management position is still human with their own doubts, stressors and anxiety.
Regardless of your mentoring role, you still set goals for yourself in both your personal and professional life. The challenge being, when the going gets tough, there are few assigned to you to give you the motivating push and encouraging perspective that, as humans, we all need. Luckily, with some helpful tools in place, leaders can learn to shine their own light onto their paths of determined improvement.
Ground Some Goals
When your end-goals seem so far away that they are barely in sight, start small. Figure out what you could do today, in this afternoon, in this half-hour and then do it. Complete a task, any task, and recognize that you are now one step closer. How big or small that advancement is does not matter, all that matters is that you continue to engage in forward thinking and movement.
Grounding goals still requires positive and proactive thinking. Prepare your brain for the success that is ahead. Envision yourself surpassing your goal and tie your brain to that vision emotionally. This can be accomplished by imagining the sounds, smells and sights of those events. If you believe that what you proactively thank the world for you will get in return, then do this. If you don’t…well, daydreaming about success can still be fun.