I woke up this morning with two questions on my mind: (and no, one was not, “Do I have time to run to the local coffee shop before my family wakes up?”) “Is what I’m doing in alignment with where I want to go in my life both personally and professionally?” and “What are the things I can do now to move my Big ideas, dreams, and goals forward at a faster pace?” These are two essential questions that all smart women should be asking themselves on a regular basis.
Have you ever been in a situation in your business or personal life where you are frustrated with the process or outcome? Do you ever find yourself asking, “How did I get here?” or “How did this happen?” This is why it is so important to make sure that your actions and decisions are in alignment with where you want to go.
An example would be taking on a client or project that you know is not a good fit because you don’t want to say no to the work. Or maybe you commit to an outing with friends or family because you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. We, as women, tend to say “Yes!” too often and become frustrated with the outcome because we are “nurturers by nature” and we tend to the needs of others before our own.
Is your current action plan moving you forward at a faster pace toward your goals? I exercise in Santa Monica in an area where a few of the running clubs meet to train for the LA Marathon. If you are training for the Marathon, you can choose to do this on your own or you can train with a running club, which appears to move everyone forward at a faster, healthier, injury-free pace.