There are two and a half weeks left in 2018. Have you accomplished everything you wanted to accomplish this year? Did you face any adversity when it came to achieving your goals? Did you give up or have you continued to push through your challenges?
You know you can still finish the year strong, right? You can actually make the last couple of weeks of the year your most productive. You can do it by having the Four Ps.
The Four Ps to Finish Strong
P1: Your Purpose – What was your reason for setting the goal at the beginning of the year? What was your why? If you have lost sight of your purpose, it’s easy to get off track. If you refocus on your purpose you can finish strong.
P2: Your Plan – What is your game plan for the next 2.5 weeks? You got to have a plan. If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. Write down how you are going to get to your goal. Review it daily. Get the plan done.
P3: Your People – Who are the people that are your strongest supporters? Who are your cheerleaders? Who are the people that always have your back? Call on them. Share your purpose and your plan and ask them to support you and hold you accountable for the rest of the year.
P4: Your Practices – What are you going to do every day for the next 2.5 weeks? It’s your daily actions that will ensure that you finish strong. If you have the three Ps above, you have all you need. Now it’s time to execute. It’s time to do something every day in pursuit of your goal. This happens when you have good daily practices.
These four steps will also increase your ability to control fear, discouragement, and indifference. Persistence is one of the common threads in most successful people’s repertoire – so for the next 19 days, continue to have a purpose, continue to plan, call on your people, and continue to be persistent. Make it part of your daily practice.
Be Persistent and Finish Strong!
PS: Check out this US News & World Report Piece: How Patience and Persistence Lead to Success