You Win In The Fourth!
Any coach will tell you that all games are won and lost in the fourth quarter. Just think how many teams have even come back in the final seconds of the game to win it!
Finishing strong is an ingredient for any successful team and any successful person. As we enter the fourth quarter of 2009 I implore you to reflect on your resolutions and goals that you set way back in January and finish this year with determination and a sense of accomplishment. If you didn’t set any goals, well don’t fret, even now is a great time to get started.
Finishing strong is all about attitude. The fourth quarter is the most challenging because you are physically exhausted and emotionally drained. You must summon an inner, unknown reserve and push yourself beyond the distractions and obstacles that would normally slow you down.
The next three months will be filled with many events and holidays. Many will use these events as opportunities to create excuses about why they are not following through on some accomplishments and goals. Don’t let that happen to you! Use these events as opportunities to measure your progress as you work toward the goal. You can reach it, but even if you don’t, you are so much better off for having made progress. Extend the resolution, don’t quit it, and you will be even closer to accomplishing it the following year. Too many have one minor setback and then discard the entire project. Success is a series of attempts and failures until eventually, the goal is accomplished. Just like football.
Finish Strong because you win in the fourth. End 2009 with as much hope and possibility as you started it.
Kelly Croy is a chalk artist and professional speaker. His presentations have entertained and amazed audiences across the nation including corporations, schools, churches, conferences, and numerous other venues where people come together to be entertained and improve their lives. Please consider booking Kelly for your next event.