It’s about alignment.
Does your daily behaviour match up with your grand strategy, with your ultimate ambition?
Are the metrics you monitor measures of what matters most to you?
You likely know the sort of person you most benefit from being around. Look at your inner circle? Is it composed of such people?
Is work-you different from at-home you?
Do you act the same under stress as you do in the absence of it?
Does what you say and what you do mirror one another?
Is what you believe in the same thing that you take risks for?
The people of merit that I’ve met and learnt about have one thing in common. Their lives align. They know who they are, what they want and why they want it. And not just that. They’ve co-ordinated every aspect of their life—the big and the small—to reflect that understanding.
Have you? Is your life aligned?