Over the next couple of weeks leading up to the new year I am going to spend some time in my Motivational Monday talks and in these Friday blogs on how to go into 2017 with a plan or process for making dreams and goals more than just a resolution that is forgotten by Valentine’s day, 88% of people who make new year resolution or set goals fail.
Last week on my Motivational Monday talk, I discussed the word “More” and how at the end of the day we all want “More” …, you fill in the dots. To accomplish our goals for 2017 of wanting “more “we must “Do” something different if we want different results, we must “Be” about those things that will help us “Be” the best versions of ourselves and we must say “No” to things, people and to our own behavior that holds us back, all to have, “more”.
When making plans for the next year and creating goals or resolution, it is important to know what you want. By making a list of what you want, you start to train your thoughts and create a mindset of how you are going to get “More”: Time, energy, exercise, vacation, money, car, house, education, etc. Whatever your “More” is, how are you going to get or make it happen?
We heard the saying “Doing what we have always done will get us what we have always got.” Despite this being true and something most people have experienced; people will continue to do the same thing but expecting different results. What is the definition of insanity again? Right.
Here is a simple exercise to get you started. On a plain sheet of paper make three columns, while sitting in a quiet place, start writing down what you want in one column. No questions about what I meant, just start writing down what you want. In the second column, write down what you are thankful for, Thanksgiving was just a month ago, so this should be easy. In the third column, write your accomplishments for 2016. This can be at work or in business, at home, in your relationships or some personal goal you accomplished. Once you have all three columns filled in, think about what you did to accomplish the things you have listed, remind yourself of those things that you are grateful for and make action plans to get what you want in 2017.
Lastly, I want to encourage people to be people of their word, do what you say you are going to do, and if you can’t then tell the person you can’t. Finally, LOVE, give people the benefit of the doubt, assume the best and LOVE!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!