As 2011 winds to a close, many of us are reflecting on the year past and making resolutions for the year ahead.
How often do we look back with dissatisfaction and ahead with the hope and promise of New Year’s resolutions meant to transform us into something different, something more? Different, how? More of what?
The important question is: How have all those New Year resolutions been working for you so far?
Looking back through the lens of negativity only accomplishes one thing: It unplugs us from our power, our power of choice. Yes, that’s right. You get to choose how you want to move into and through the year ahead. Not with resolutions, rather with renewed and recharged energy, perspective and purpose.
Now is the time to make a plan. With a clean slate on the horizon, think about your goals for 2012.
Here is a little thought exercise that I invite you to complete to close out this year powerfully and turn it on for an unimaginably powerful, purposeful and abundant new year.
– Name three things that worked.
– Of what are you most proud?
– What are your strengths?
– What did you want?
– What did you get?
– What challenges did you experience?
– What do you want to do differently?
– What do you want?
– What strengths can you use in the pursuit of what you want?
– Describe what success looks like for you.
– How will you know when you’ve achieved it?
Focus on what worked in 2011, plug into your strengths and surge into the new year.