Oh my goodness!
Where has these weeks gone? It is flying throughout the moment. Can you believe it, next thing we know the year’s over.
So, I think there’s only around about five more weeks to go before the big man comes down the chimney. I hope you got your stockings ready to go out and all the lovely decorations.
I can’t believe the other day, when I was in the shops, I saw the Christmas decorations ready to go out already. Can you believe it? Absolutely amazing.
Finish it Fridays is a great opportunity to review the week of the wins that you’ve had, and also the lessons you’ve had throughout the week. It’s a great time to stop, reflect and go through the four (4) debriefing questions that I always recommend clients to go through.
So firstly, what has worked for you for this week? What has been some of the wins? What are you most proud of throughout this week?
Secondly, what are the challenges? What’s some of the things that you’ve not finished? What’s been some of the setbacks?
Third one is, what are the key lessons? What have you learned from this week? And finally, what do you need to be doing next week?
Going through those four (4) debriefing questions enables you to really stop, reflect and go – “You know what? Yeah, let’s acknowledge yourself, let’s acknowledge the team – of what’s happened throughout the week.”
Aside from the four debriefing questions, it’s also good to consider and review these three components:
- What are some of the things that you know, we may be a little bit stuck on?
- How can we enroll others to assist and move through those process?
- And lastly, and the most obvious is, LESSONS.
This is a great point! How do we learn from our wins, setbacks and so forth – to then do some of the things a little bit differently for the next week.
What are your lessons this week?
Some of the lessons I want to share with you of what I’ve learned this week is how I love the lesson that exercise gives me. This is why I do some of these crazy runs, right?
Exercise gives me some amazing lessons personally and also for life in general. So, as you may or may not know I do these crazy runs – I just finished a 250 kilometer run through the Simpson Desert for over six (6) days. Crazy stuff!
And now I’m training for our next race. It’s a 100K run in Rotorua, in New Zealand coming up on February next year. So I’m back on this training plan – and the other day I was with a mate, Jason, and we were going up Coogee Stairs. And for those who know it, South Coogee Stairs are amazing, right? There are about 222 stairs there, it’s fantastic! When you get to the half-way, you think you’re already there and you’re only half-way right?
So, we’re going up and down, and we’re doing this set of stairs. And on the second last set, what happened was – while I was going up, a thought came into my mind. And that thought led me down a rabbit-hole.
I was thinking of too many things at once – things that I had to do, unfinished work that I had to complete, which were completely unrelated to what I was doing at that very moment. I was so caught up with other things that I lost my focus and forgot what I was supposed to be doing.
The next thing I know, I looked up and Jason was already about 15-20 meters in front. I was just there, then suddenly my thought process was just completely down this rabbit-hole of this and that – and then what I need to do and this and that.
The moment I got to the top, I said to him, “Mate! That was like, I went down a complete rabbit hole!”
And he was like, “Yeah, I was just about to shout out to you what actually happened. Where were you? Where was your head?” Because he could see me going down this rabbit-hole.
It made me realize how quickly I, and obviously talking to clients and the others out there – how quickly we can go down the rabbit-holes in life.
How quickly we can, you know, by a shiny ball or a thought – can take us off the path, can take us off focus, and can take us off where we really need to be.
And so, what I did – I did a massive awareness around how quickly our mind can shift us into different thoughts and different avenues.
With that, a new realization came – when we came around and did our last lap – I have to stay true to the intention of what I needed to do. Stay true to the focus of where I need to go – that is, to get up those stairs. And when we got up to that last set, I was side by side with Jason, and he goes, “Welcome back!”
Focus: Why is it important?
And so, the lesson is – when we’re doing a task, when we’re doing an activity, obviously, keep the focus of the outcome. Keep the intention of why you’re doing the task. Keep the focus of, “this is why we’re doing it, this is how we’re doing it and this is what we’re doing.”
When we stay true to that focus, when we stay true to that intention – you get the results so much quicker. Rather than going down the rabbit-holes, rather than going the shiny balls – and this is a massive lesson that we had throughout the day. And this is the power of getting out there and reviewing your week.
So, what are your wins? What are some your successes? What are some of your lessons throughout the week?
Love to hear your thoughts. Comment below and share how you keep focus and achieve your goals in life and in your career.