Performance measurement and management does not only apply to business. It also applied to life. There is a great quote ” The measure of a man is not how well he starts, but how well he finishes”. When one reaches the 40’s it is easy to fall into the trap of ‘slowing down and enjoying life’. The strange thing is, that for many people they find they enjoy life less. However, keeping up the natural energetic enthusiasm of your 20’s can be a bit of a struggle – especially on a cold morning when you just don’t want to get out of bed to work out for an hour before work. This is where having a plan, with distinct goals and metrics makes a significant difference. In the absence of a performance management system it is easy to cruise into middle age and suddenly fall prey to mid-life crisis. If you keep redefining your plan and work it every day, you are constantly seeking out new goals and reaching satisfying targets. You will achieve more, feel more satisfied, less stressed and happier.
So take what you learn from your corporate management program and think about how you can apply it to your life.