Resolve to stop confusing activity with progress

The holidays are a great time to reflect on your calendar. If you are like me, your calendar is packed with activity. I like being busy, and much of my action reflects a drive toward important goals. Cindy Kent, Executive Vice President & President of Brookdale Senior Living, cautions us to look closely at how we spend our time. She notes that “activity without progress is not progress.” She is right. It is easy to confuse activity with progress. The more we pack into our calendars, the more progress we feel. But are we really making progress on our most important goals? Cindy notes that she now views her calendar through the lens of significance. For her, significance involves building a legacy by being authentic, resilient, and vulnerable. Watch my video with Cindy to hear her advice on success and significance and on living your best, wild, and precious life.

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