The power of goal setting
Setting goals is an essential aspect of leading a fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. Goals give us direction, motivation, and a sense of purpose, helping us to prioritize our time and efforts towards achieving our desired outcomes.
While setting goals in the workplace is often seen as a given, many people neglect to apply the same approach to their personal lives. This can result in a lack of direction, leaving individuals feeling unfulfilled and unsure of what they want to achieve.
In our personal lives, setting goals can help us to identify what is most important to us and to create a roadmap for achieving our aspirations. Whether it is learning a new skill, traveling to a dream destination, or improving our physical health, setting specific, measurable goals can help us stay focused and motivated on achieving what we truly desire.
Moreover, setting goals can help us to build resilience and develop a growth mindset. When we set ambitious goals, we challenge ourselves to push beyond our comfort zones and develop new skills, which can lead to increased confidence, self-awareness, and personal growth.
Have you ever pushed yourself to your physical and mental limits? Our Key Account Managers, Imogen and Ann-Marie, certainly have. In fact, just last Sunday they accomplished an incredible feat by running a half-marathon for the first time and here is their story.
Cegos Swiss take on the Geneva half-marathon
Have you ever pushed yourself to your physical and mental limits? Our Key Account Managers, Imogen and Ann-Marie, certainly have. In fact, just last Sunday, 7th May 2023, they accomplished an incredible feat by running a half-marathon for the first time and here is their story.
Both Ann-Marie and Imogen had decided the year earlier to make it a goal to take on this iconic race even though neither had run further than 2km and 10km respectively. Always mindful of the importance of setting challenging but achievable work goals, they both felt that this would be an excellent example in their personal lives too.
The day itself began with the exciting anticipation of the race start when they joined thousands of other runners at Eaux-Vives Gare to begin the gruelling 21,097km run through beautiful Swiss countryside lined with hundreds of supporters eager to cheer on the runners.
When asked why she had decided to run and how she had found the race, Ann-Marie said:
“I wanted to challenge myself to do something I had never done before and it certainly was a challenge. I hit a wall around the 12km mark and had to dig in deep to keep going but it was worth it as I ran across Mont Blanc bridge to the finish line, knowing I had achieved my goal as well as raising money for charity.”
Imogen was equally enthusiastic about fundraising for a cause close to her heart, as well as having the opportunity to succeed in a personal challenge.
Congratulations to both Ann-Marie and Imogen and if you would like to donate to their chosen charities, click either on Ann-Marie or Imogen.