I just completed a year-long journey on my way to and from Patagonia and couldn’t be more proud of the result. Each year I prioritize goals that have monthly / quarterly and annual measurements.
In past years I have felt fortunate to just achieve the goals. People often share they have a post-goal hangover when putting everything into a goal. I have definitely experienced it.
Don’t leave the site of completing one big goal without setting another.
You certainly want to take a breather and mentally recharge, reward yourself! I had the opportunity in Patagonia to celebrate with some great steak and vino. It’s been a week and time to quickly turn the corner.
Here are four things I recommend:
1. Document your success and note the learning opportunity
2. Create a couple short-term personal goals that get you through the transition period where there is a lull
3. Leverage your recent win and start visualizing your next long-term fiscal goals and ride the momentum.
4. Share your win and learning with others – teach back / master your craft – and gain perspective from what others are trying to achieve.
Time to get back to work!
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