Every year, I would struggle to get my performance objectives completed. I would procrastinate over them for days because I was trying to overcome an inner turmoil.
Deep down, I had a yearning to do something else. There was even a hint of excitement about it. But what was it? What else was I meant to be doing? I had no idea.
On the other side, there was fear. Fear that I would be found out and put my successful career progression at risk by not having an aggressive set of delivery and growth goals for the year. Fear that I would lose everything I had worked so hard for.
What the hell was I meant to put in these objectives that would seem authentic.
Each year, I would overcome the inner turmoil and write something that I could spin to be authentic when I discussed them with my boss.
Each year, I pushed this inner turmoil to the background. However, this inner turmoil eventually became so strong, it consumed me, and I became miserable. A grumpy dad as my little girl called me.
What about you? What are your objectives telling you?
Deep down –
- Are you motivated enough to get that promotion you want?
- Do you want to focus more on your family?
- Do you want to do something else?
- Do you want to be doing rather than leading again?
- Do you feel insecure?
- Do you lack the confidence to really go for it this year?
This year do the right thing for you and your family. Listen to what’s going on inside you and do something about it.