In sports, I’ve often heard the term, no one remembers how you start, they only remember how you finish.
Whether that’s in the context of a game or a whole season, the principle remains the same.
And here we are on the edge of 2018, looking towards the beginning of 2019.
But before we call it a year, ask yourself the question – how do I want to finish?
Because the game is not over yet!
Believe it or not, this week marks the 2-Minute Warning for 2018.
For the football fans out there, the 2-Minute Warning often represents a team’s final stand… a final offensive series to drive down the field for the go-ahead score or for a final defensive stand to protect the lead and secure the victory.
Quarterbacks are praised for how many game winning drives they put together while defenses are heralded for their bend but do not break effort when the game is on the line.
So where are you on your journey as of the 2-Minute Warning?
What will your final drive look like?
Are you planning for one more push to finish up a project, business proposal or strategic initiative?
Are you playing defense on a current contract or deal with a client, or protecting revenue?
How do you want to finish?
What final win can you pick up?
What final target can you still hit?
What can you do to build momentum that allows you to take 2019 by storm?
It is time for your last drive in 2018…
So what are you going to make of it?
Discussion Question: What is the one highest impact to-do left on your list for 2018? How will you play the last 2 minutes of the 2018 game clock to get it done?
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