On Goals and Thanks

You all know what a goal-focused person I am. Some goals I manage to accomplish in a week, others in a quarter, and some take years. Still, others take on a life of their own.

When you have very long-term goals, it is important to regularly review them to see if they need to change or evolve over time.

On those rare occasions when you do have a multi-year goal that does not change, that retains the same shape and target outcome over the course of time, it is important to acknowledge its completion.

To take a moment and enjoy that sense of accomplishment that can only come from a really big, hairy, audacious goal that you saw through to the end.

Occasionally, when you have such a goal, others decide to share and build upon your goal. Seeing shared goals bringing compounded results are what I’m always about. 

For all our friends who are working through their own big goals, I wish you success, happiness, and accomplishment — but most of all, I wish you the experience of being part of a shared goal that is bigger than yourself.

On this Thanksgiving weekend, I want to express my gratitude, to Oracle for giving me the opportunity to think big, to my team (past, present, and future) for turning dreams into reality, and to our customers who have shown me the true power of shared goals.

This blog was originally posted on TalentedApps.

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