I turned 50 this year. I was meant to have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Thanks COVID!

Obviously that’s the one part of life where I’m not where I thought, or had planned, to be by now, or at this point in the year.

The 13th April, today, we’re 103 days into 2021. Are you where you had planned to be by this point in the year?

COVID certainly played havoc with lots of plans and for a year now we’ve been in an expanding and contracting holding pattern. What’s known is that international travel is probably not accessible just yet but local activities are.

No Kilimanjaro but 50 walks for my 50th year instead. (I’m up to walk number 11 and I’ve even done a virtual climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Although dated further back, our modern history shows US Presidents tend to mark their first 100 days with a speech. There’s something in that for measuring achievement, impact, and paving the way for the future.

In the context of leading yourself and others, what would be your year’s 100 days report?

To do this effectively, ask yourself:

  • What have I achieved this year that I planned to achieve?
  • What did I achieve by accident or surprise?
  • What did I let slip?
  • What has disappointed me about this year so far?
  • What have I enjoyed about this year so far?

Your answers to these questions can help you to renew and reset for your next 100 days.

Review your goals through the lens of the information your reflection has provided. In other words, 

  • what goals are still relevant and on track?
  • what goals need dropping?
  • what new goals will help, inspire you or improve productive or self-leadership?

To help you work up a reset, these three questions a speaker buddy shared with me, are really helpful:

  1. What you are hoping to achieve in the next 100 days?;
  2. What will achieving that give you?; and
  3. And how will you feel?

I’m excited for the potential that even 5 minutes spent reflecting, renewing and reseting can provide. 

Over to you , at this first 100 days, where are you at and what are you hoping to achieve in the next 100 days?

Let me know if I can help you.