19 February 2007
Well, after a long hard but very satisfying weekend climbing Snowdon with some of my team, I am reminded why I put team building so high on my list of priorities. This weekend’s jaunt in sunny Llandudno was an experience that was priceless.
With rucksacks full of packed lunches, dog food for my two boxers (Indy and Lara) and plenty of water, we left the St.Kilda hotel, Llandudno in a convoy of cars after a full welsh breakfast. (Same as an English one funnily enough)
The were a few of the team nursing headaches from the night before and a couple still suffering from partying too hard at the awards ceremony on Thursday night where we won Best Business Host in the ISPA hosting awards in London.
So the weekend was part celebration, part team building, and with a few new additions to the team a great initiation to UKFast and the way interact. Every department was represented with almost 50% of the company involved.
So why do I think it is so important?
In a world where we set ourselves goals that are so far in the distance, it is important to have a series of smaller goals, to help you get in the habit of achieving them and get you used to succeeding. How many of us have said or heard the phrase, I want to retire by the time I’m ….? The problem with a goal like this is it is so far in the distance.
Part of the fun of goal setting is the achievement of hitting the target. Climbing Snowdon is a big enough achievement to make you feel good about yourself, yet it is also something you can achieve in a day, and also share with others.
If you have any doubt, try it. Take a day out and take a few friends or colleagues and go and share the experience. To hit the big goals you have to hit a series of smaller ones.
In my opinion, a goal is not necessarily something you’ll hit every time. The purpose of the goal is to make you a better person during the challenge.