“Do your job. Finish.” – Bill Belichick, Halftime at Super Bowl 51
The 4th of July…
With the amazing weather and trips to the beach comes a wake-up call.
July 1st is the halfway point of the year.
It’s HALFTIME of 2017.
A good time to pause and reflect.
How’s 2017 going?
Did you make any big RESOLUTIONS?
What type of PROGRESS have you made?
Are you still excited about the NEW YEAR?
Or has frustration set in?
Our best intentions can easily get pushed aside by our daily grind.
Regardless, we’re still in a great spot.
It’s only HALFTIME.
There’s still time to accomplish great things in 2017.
Andy Andrews wrote, “There is nothing less important than the score at halftime.”
Just ask the Atlanta Falcons…
Bill Belichick may not show up in our kitchen to give a motivational speech.
Lady Gaga probably won’t set up a stage in our back yard.
But this week is a great OPPORTUNITY to put on our own HALFTIME show.
3 Ways to Rock Out HALFTIME:
Each year I choose 3 words to guide my decision making in the year ahead.
As I look back on what I wrote, I see progress and missed chances.
Take a moment.
Look back at the GOALS you made going into 2017.
Where are you?
What’s working? What needs to change?
Define what part of that process you can control.
That’s where your energy needs to go the rest of the year.
The greatest NFL coaches are known for their halftime adjustments.
They observe the strengths & weaknesses of their opponent during the 1st half.
Then they make ADJUSTMENTS.
General Ike Eisenhower said, “No plan survives contact with the enemy.”
Unexpected things happen.
AVERAGE people fold to circumstances.
REMARKABLE people learn how to adapt.
The second half is CRUNCH TIME.
The second half is where LEGENDS are made.
Focus on actions that move the needle.
One of my mentors once asked me, “What makes you uncomfortable when you think about it? That’s what you should be working on.”
Decide what’s your #1 PRIORITY for the rest of the year.
Commit to taking DAILY ACTION on that goal.
Move the ball forward a little each day.
The concept of HALFTIME is bigger than 2017.
It’s always HALFTIME in some aspect of our life.
We are always entering the midpoint of some important phase:
- Our kids living at home.
- Our career.
- Our marriage.
It doesn’t matter the phase or the current score:
- Make adjustments.
Come out of HALFTIME swinging.
Do your job. Finish.
When you do, the best part is yet to come…