Your Best Year Ever ~ Part 1

This year, how about taking some time (if you haven’t done so already) to sit alone quietly and reflect on what it is you TRULY WANT to be, do, and have in your life and for your business?

It has been said that by the end of March only about 63% of the people who made New Year resolutions are still making an effort to follow through. Go a few more months and the figure plummets to about 20%.  

So does this mean that making resolutions is just a waste of time?  Is the new year just a time to look forward to a new start on old habits?  Or is it an opportunity to make a fresh start on the things that really matter to you?  Whether it is the start of a new calendar year, the start of a new financial year, or just simply that you want to make a fresh start on any aspect of your life.  The problem may lie more in HOW and WHY we make them than with the idea itself.

 So if you have failed in the past to follow through on your plans and resolutions try this approach instead.

The process will take you around 2 hours, so a bit longer than the average throw away resolution made on New Year’s Eve.  But to me it is time well spent. I recommend you record all this in a journal, or a hardback book, where you can revisit your notes.

So find yourself a quiet space and set aside a couple of hours to plan Your Best Year Ever

Step 1

Let’s start by reviewing the past 12 months.

Most of us have a tendency to view the taking stock process as an opportunity to beat ourselves up and find fault with everything we have NOT accomplished.

Well, enough of that.  Start from a place of power.

This year, give yourself some credit for what you have accomplished! Make a list, and don’t fall into the trap of thinking anything is too small to be significant. In one way or another, in one area or another (and likely in many), you’ve come a long, long way.

So let’s start by reviewing your successes and accomplishments.

So starting from January all the way up to today make a list of all of the things that you have achieved, all the goals that you achieved, any new skills learnt, and burdens you have dealt with.  It doesn’t matter how big the goal was or what area of life it was in write down every single thing you have achieved no matter how small no matter how big.  Month by month list and categorize everything single thing you have achieved in the last 12 months. 

Now let’s take a look at what you have written. I bet you have achieved more over the last 12 months than you thought you did. So notice how good it makes you feel when you look at what you have gone out and done. 

Step 2 follows in a few days time.  But if you really cant wait that long you can find the full exercise here.

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