It’s now upon us. The time for New Year Resolutions—the ultimate motivational tool. Starting fresh. Renewing the year by resolving that this year your company will achieve this, accomplish that, and be the first at having it all. Sound reasonable? Many company leaders may have such a resolution as they dive into the first quarter of 2020.
Committing to the New Year resolution
Followed by previous year-long frustrations, you’re committed. You’re dedicated, even obsessed with motivating yourself, making this new year the year when it all happens. So, why the risk of year-long frustration?
The lie of motivation
Very likely you unknowingly are adhering to the big lie of motivation, as pointed out by Mark Sanborn. He is the author of nine books on leadership skills, and leadership consultant to such companies as IBM, FedEx, GM, Hewlett-Packard and numerous other Fortune 100 companies.
Doomed to fail?
In his blog, The Biggest Lie in Motivation, he reveals why a fundamental motivational concept, “having it all,” is a contradiction that has failure built in. Add this read to your personal resolution to face 2020 in a new light.