How do you keep score?

What the heck is ‘success?’ The New Orleans Saints are feeling successful this morning — the Colts not so much. In the game last night, the scoreboard had the Saints ahead when the clock ran out. Most athletes consider anyone who played in a Super Bowl successful…its all about how you keep score.

When was the last time you asked yourself this question: Am I getting ahead, or falling behind? The answer assumes you have a personal scorecard – a set of goals and expectations you have for yourself that make your life worth living.

Today is a really important day for Tim Schmidt and me. Tim and I are writing a book about how Good leaders build their scorecards. We’ve noticed these seven concepts alive and active in people we admire: faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun and future. The 7Fs! This evening, Tim and I will host a dinner for more than a dozen people we truly admire for a deep discussion on how the 7Fs are present in their lives. It’s our kickoff.

By September, you will be able to read about what we’ve learned. The book is called: What Really Works: How the 7Fs Can Propel You to the Life You Imagine. We’re in the first quarter of our big game — let’s hope we have as much joy and satisfaction along the way as the New Orleans Saints.

Paul Batz

Paul Batz is CEO and Founder of Good Leadership Enterprises. He is an inspirational leadership coach, best selling author and professional speaker. His Good Leadership blog is recognized as one of the top leadership posts in America today.