Ladies and Gentlemen,
Are you a quarter of the way there yet?
When you're 1/4 of the way through making a cake, you may still be mixing ingredients, or even have just a puddle of batter. But despite the messiness, the key is having a clear recipe and vision for what you want to achieve.
Similarly, Q1 of 2023 is over, and you might feel like you're not making much progress towards your year-end goals. However, it's important to remember that the process of achieving your goals is not always neat and tidy, or a perfectly linear progression. If you don't get the batter right, the cake will never be right.
The important thing is to have a clear plan - your recipe for success, and to keep making progress towards your end goal, even if things may look messy along the way. You know it's messy, early on. Every perfect beautiful amazing cake began as a puddle of goop. Raw eggs are involved. It's not just a recipe, it's chemistry, and each step is important to get right,
So, take a step back and assess your progress towards your year-end goals. Don't worry if things still look unclear as long as you know the cake you expect, and that the recipe you're using will get you there. Everything in the middle is the easy - and messy - part.
What cake are you baking?