Most people are more pensive at the end of one and the start of another. Somehow the new year mysteriously brings with it some page turning abilities. In a seeming instant things we thought impossible or we failed at in the previous one, are possible. Teams, leaders and individuals imagine their heaven. They see themselves attaining, being and doing more. With so much to do, what to do?
The fear of being vulnerable was one barrier I had deal with when I started blogging. Then, I had to change my mind about vlogging. As I try to figure out the vlogging vs. blogging thing, I appreciate how much easier it is to talk on video that it is to write. Yeah, it is easier, at least for me, is to waffle on video than in writing. So, in this video, where I can’t decided what to talk about I talk about not being able to decide what to talk about. A helpful one when it comes to inspiration, creativity, innovation and productivity. Check it out
If you’ve every attempted anything you’ve had moments where you’ve questioned why you’re doing what you’re doing. The way you ask the question matters. You could be asking yourself to remind yourself. And, you could also be “asking” out of frustration. Even on the cusp on giving up. This vlog episode was sort of a random one where I spoke about the moments we ask, “Why Am I Doing This?“
#Goals matter because they give purpose to our efforts. We’ve all been there… You know when we pursue new goal(s) with passion. Then our passion and determination wane. In this episode I muse on why people give up on their goals midway.
Your turn, what are some of the reasons you think people give up on their goals midway?
It’s about a year since Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada passed away. Kathy fought apartheid alongside icons like Nelson Mandela. Mandela, South Africa and the world at large held Kathy in high esteem. I write this shortly after reading breaking news of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela‘s passing. Winnie fought apartheid. Her and Nelson were married at some point. She was 81.
For some reason I was thinking about the anniversary of Kathy’s death when I saw the news about Winnie. Hence the references to them. When Nelson Mandela passed away I thought about what makes a great legacy. I wrote some of my thoughts here. Thinking about Kathy and Winnie, again, made me think about the nature of legacies and how we remember people.