The Easter Bunny has got it made. He works one day a year, and gets to hide chocolate eggs for millions of children and is adored by everybody. What a great job! But I would like to ask the fluffy tailed bunny – What is the best part of your profession? Did you plan to be in the business you are in? What are your yearly goals? What are your values?
Now we all can’t grow a fluffy tail, but all this talk of chocolates and the long weekend away from work started me thinking…
What are your core bunny values? What defines you as a person? Are you living by these values in your work? What can you do better? Write them down, have a look, eat an Easter egg and come back to the list – does this define you? Values are those unique intangibles that help drive us and our team – do you know what yours are?
What are the three chocolate goals you would like to accomplish this year?
Goals are important. They force us to strive and achieve. We know that we spend our lives talking about them. But if you had to tell someone in three minutes, your three big goals, could you do that? So quite simply, what are your goals? Are you constantly reminded of them? Are they clear? Are they visible and have you written them down? Don’t forget above all else to make them measurable and achievable.
Write down your action hops, or steps
To deliver on these goals, start thinking of your required actions when you get back to the office, full of motivation – what is your first hop? Write down the things that you will do on a regular basis to get to the place you want to be. Confucius says “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. And for us bunnies, a single hop.
Bundle this up but put them somewhere where you can see them every day – an Easter present to yourself.
Remind yourself of the promises you have made. Paste it up on your wall. Set reminders on your phone calendar. If you have not done them you will feel stress. But this is a good thing. That stress will force you to improve and grow.
Be like the Easter Bunny. Find your purpose. Remind yourself of what you need to do.
But first, it is time to have another one of those tiny Easter eggs.
So this Easter, spend time to stop, think and focus for a few minutes, you will reap the benefits later.