If your goal is to be the best engineer, does your diary reflect this? Do you have an hour booked today to speak to a colleague across the globe on a new successful process they just completed? Do you have 30 minutes booked to read up on advancements that are relevant?
I loved this simple way of asking “does your calendar reflect your goals?”. Coach Zahabi, one of the best MMA coaches in the world said this exact sentence in an excellent recap of the 7 habits of highly effective people. I’ll be honest, I read that book a decade ago and thought it was excellent, but handn’t thought of it since, but when one of the leaders in one of the most difficult sports rates it as the only personal development book you should ever read, you listen.
So I’ll be asking myself this this year, “does my calendar reflect my goals?” and I’ll be asking my team the same.