Days, weeks and months pass by very quickly. If we do not stop our continuous actions and take time out from time to time to reflect on personal and professional growth the year will pass without any sensation of personal development, satisfaction or valuing accomplishments.
This time of year gives us a chance to reflect on what has gone well so we can take time to celebrate the successes. This is an excellent time to review our activities and determine if we can improve on effectiveness, efficiencies and look for ways to achieve required skills to improve our chances for success. This time of year also gives us an excellent opportunity to adjust any yearly goals by removing or re-prioritizing them to facilitate a productive year. With the abundance of opportunities we have the option to spend time on, we can easily lose track of our long term vision and drift off course wasting precious time and energy. If you have a disability, age related challenge or are experiencing short or long term challenges, you might consider leveraging assistive technology (AT - High & Low Tech). AT could help increase productivity and assist with completing some goals.
One other essential activity is to prioritize valuing relationships with family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and others. I also feel assisting people in need is critical for the person doing the assisting as well as the recipient. Having relationships with people enhances our social skills. This is beneficial when working productively with others to assist in completing goals where teamwork is essential. I believe keeping in touch with others is vital to emotional health by promoting a sense of overall well being.
If we only focus on accomplishing tasks instead of looking at the impact our tasks have after completion we are only going through the motions. Completing tasks for the sole purpose of completion can be compared to a hamster running in a wheel. The hamster runs and runs, spinning the wheel around and around and never gets anything accomplished. In today’s fast paced world with a great deal of competition and little time for wasted energy it is critical we do not get stuck in the “hamster wheel”. If we attempt to complete goals/tasks without proper planning, reflection and education as needed, our life will be like running in a hamster wheel.
Let’s experience completing our goals/tasks with joy and gratitude and not get stuck in a hamster wheel. A healthy diet, getting required rest, exercise, assisting others, keeping in touch socially and completing goals with a positive attitude enhances every aspect of life. Accomplishing goals with excellence, thoughtfulness and follow through is the best method to propel you into the rest of the year with joyful anticipation.
Does anyone have tips to help keep us on track to complete our yearly goals/tasks? Any examples of how you accomplished any of your more difficult goals/tasks? Did you use assistive technology (AT) to help you accomplish your goals? If yes, how did AT assist you?
We all look forward to hearing from you.
Global Dialogue Center