At 90 years old, you will have experienced 4,680 weeks. How will you fill those? Will you get that many?
Companies aren’t people. Organizations aren’t alive. Businesses don’t get their feelings hurt, feel love, disappointment, feel regret or joy. People feel those things. People you work with and serve every day. Your customers. Your co-workers. The people are who you will remember years from now when you have time to relax and reflect back on the time you spent achieving your financial goals.
It’s easy to forget the people part of things when there are so many tasks to get done and deadlines to hit. I get it. Believe me, I am with you and understand.
The one thing
If you are being chased by the “panic monkey” and are realizing that there are things you have chronically procrastinated this year, the one thing every leader needs to do before December 31 arrives is to appreciate those people that helped you through it.