A while back I caught a few minutes of the TV gameshow Jeopardy. One of the questions was a great reminder for leaders.
The clue … WHITTIER WROTE, “OF ALL SAD WORDS OF TONGUE OR PEN, THE SADDEST ARE THESE …” 4 OF REGRET THAT COMPLETE THE LINE.
The answer … IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
The lines come from Whittier’s poem, Maud Muller. It is about two people who missed an opportunity for love, only to be left thinking, “It might have been.”
Scary words for a leader. Think about it. With barely more than a quarter left in 2016, many of us are on the doorstep of “It might have been?”
Before the curtain closes on 2016, I encourage you to refocus and go into attack mode to finish the things still undone.
If you will, at year end hopefully you’ll be able to say, “I did it,” rather than, “It might have been.”
What needs to be your top priority before the end of 2016?
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Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.