I had a tumultuous year on the personal front in 2019 and had to devote substantial time, energy, and focus on my family and children. As a result, I felt that my work was not of the quality that it usually is.
Not materially, and in fact only in ways that were apparent to me, but I felt like I was a half-degree ‘off’ for most of the year.
Thus, my central intention for 2020 is ‘Excellence’: to hold myself, my choices and my actions up to the bar of excellence. And to notice and adjust and make different choices when I’m not meeting that standard.
Intention is a hugely important concept as it largely determines your reality. Lacking intention means lacking focus, resulting in a mediocre or unwanted result.
So, to your intention for 2020. In your growth as a CEO, you have a variety of options for your intention when it comes to your continuing evolution as a business leader. In fact, an infinite number.
These intentions might include:
Having a central intention is also useful . It is concise and memorable: it’s one word to carry around with you for an entire year, constantly present in your daily actions.
You get choosing your intention ‘right’ by taking a very broad view of yourself, your organization, your history, and your future aspirations.
They will all inform your choice.