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You can keep your trend-setters; I’ll take the goal-setters (slightly shuddering at the word combo, but I’m going to roll with it). Lately, I’ve been craving the creation and achievement of goals. Don’t worry; I’m about not to bust out a self-help sermon, but I would like to share with you some goals I have been sticking to this year, personal and professional. They are as follows:
• Call clients on the phone more often, instead of emailing them.
• When you begin to feel maxed out, delegate or ask for help.
• Take a lunch.
• Work on home projects. Finish at least one a week.
• Try yoga.
Okay, so I have yet to try yoga, which honestly sounds somewhat boring to me, but I want to try it at least once. A year or two ago I would have rolled my eyes at the prospect of creating endless goal lists for myself. But something happened that I didn’t expect; I started doing some things on the lists. As it turns out, doers tend to do the things they write down for themselves, especially if the things are manageable and attainable. And measurable, right? Is there an acronym I should be using? As you can see, I have room to grow, and that’s the best part.
I know there’s a lot going on in the world right now, but what about you? Have you checked in on your goals lately? Are you pleasantly surprised? Or do you have room to expand?
We could use some superstar goal-setters in the water world right about now. Our November issue focuses on some ways to address America’s water infrastructure, in light of recent natural disasters and as a whole. Our cover tells a story of a small startup company that is using proven technology to address some of our biggest problems in schools and facilities across the country. Be sure to check out features on commemorating PMI’s former director Barb Higgens and Viega’s fun Interactive Learning Center. Then turn to our columns on sustainable technology, plumbing systems around the world, and hurricane repercussions and design needs.
Thoughts, story ideas, suggestions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you!