At this time of year, we can’t help but think that in 2017, things are going to be better. I am going to lose weight, go to the gym, land that dream job, get my finances in order, turn my business around…and the list goes on. We make New Year’s Resolutions with the best of intentions, but perhaps we are approaching it from the wrong angle.
The word “resolution” suggests that something needs to be fixed. What would be possible if we decided to celebrate the things that went well in 2016 and build on that momentum?
Take a moment to reflect and jot down your personal WINS of 2016.
- What were my challenges?
- What were the roadblocks that I was able to overcome?
- What did I do particularly well?
Once you have celebrated this past year consider how you can build on your success and be even better in 2017.
- What would make this my most successful year yet?
- If failing weren’t a possibility, what would I do?
- What is one small step that I can take today?
This is a great time of year to work with a coach. Coaching works under the premise that all of the answers are within you and the forward momentum comes from setting goals with actionable results. A coach can help you stay aligned and committed to your plan every step of the way.
“Your true path lives within you; you just need the courage to follow it”
You may even want to see if your company will cover the cost coaching services? After all, it is in their interest for you to be the best that you can be!