old_person_thinking_.jpgSharpen your behavior by taking some time to reflect on these questions. Then take the next action step.

Productivity:

  • What are 3 things that give me the most payoff on your job?
  • How much time do I spend on those 3 things?
  • Do I have written goals in these payoff areas?  How often do I regularly evaluate them?
  • Do I set deadlines for self and others in these deadlines?

Purpose:

  • Why did I get up this morning?
  • Do I revisit my purpose and vision and have those closest to me holding me accountable to fulfilling it?
  • Am I passing the torch to those who are coming behind me?
  • What am I trying to accomplish this year?

With others:

  • Are those under my lead growing and well cared-for?
  • What is my life communicating to those around me?
  • Is my love for people increasing?
  • Who needs to be thanked/encouraged?
  • Who do I feel out-of-touch with? Do I need to re-connect and how?
  • What partnerships am I forming to achieve my goals and expand my network?

Energy:

  • Am I living and serving within my God-given boundaries?
  • Where is my spiritual health?
  • Do I carve out time for thinking creatively?

Conflict resolution:

  • What is bothering me? What am I going to do about it?
  • How can I get feedback about potentially-unnoticed problem issues?
  • Is there any person I am avoiding or feel uncomfortable around? Why?

With spouse:

  • When is the last time I got my spouse a thoughtful gift? Went on a date with him/her?

Strengths:

  • What are my biggest strengths, and how am I leveraging them?
  • Who do I need to complement my strengths?

Personal/professional development:

  • What books am I reading and what is the big thought in them?
  • What “a-ha’s” have I gotten lately from people or resources? What step do I need to take to follow up those discoveries?

Time management:

  • What did I do for the last 15 minutes?